Project Case Studies

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Below is an archive of project case studies; each one is a designer’s vision to ignite change in the world through creative problem solving. We aim to bring big ideas such as these out of the studio and into the community to inspire like-minded changemakers. Projects are posted by Design Ignites Change participants and award applicants.

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A Book by its Cover: Reading Stereotypes

Kansas City Art Institute

In an effort to foster contact between children of different ethnicities and eradicate stereotypes before they form, this social exp... more ⇒

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Save Money, Save the Planet: Tag Along

Kansas City Art Institute

Kansas City, like any major city, has a problem with rush hour traffic. The commute is slow and dangerous with people zipping around ea... more ⇒

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Pecans!

PieLab

PieLab is an endeavor that has taken root in Greensboro, Alabama, undertaking a commitment to build relationships and establish initiatives within the community. One... more ⇒

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Enlightening Individuals

Kansas City Art Institute

This project will help fifth grade students at Rosedale Elementary understand and implement their learning styles; auditory, visual and kinesthetic... more ⇒

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First Person American

School of Visual Arts
First Person American

First Person American is an initiative to change the public’s perception of immigrants and to interject a new voice through deep and poignant portrait... more ⇒

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