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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Cease 4 Peace

C.S. Mott Community College

Addressing his personal experience growing up in Flint, Michigan, DeMarcus Smith has designed a project that speaks to youth in his community about th... more ⇒

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WARM DETROIT

College for Creative Studies

Class: Advanced Visual Communication II Instructor: Zak Ostrowski Designers: Michael Prewitt / David Stafford Project: WORK, PLAY / CHANCE, DES... more ⇒

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The Grand Assembly

School of Visual Arts

The Grand Assembly is a curated online community showcasing a generation of 60 and older creatives to a wider audience through their craft and li... more ⇒

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Harris Creek Connected

Harris Creek Connected is a design project to raise awareness about individual and collective actions that can improve the environmental heal... more ⇒

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Crossing Borders

University of Southern California School of Architecture

Crossing Borders is an organization with a dual mission; we bring design services to those who cannot normally afford them and provide students at ... more ⇒