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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reCOVER: Disaster Recovery Housing

University of Virginia, School of Architecture

This Initiative reCOVER project focuses on the design, fabrication and testing of a disaster recovery housing prototype. It is pa... more ⇒

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Two Wings

School of Visual Arts

Two Wings is a creative campaign produced by an international team of animators, designers and musicians, to advocate for LGBT refugees and asylum seekers... more ⇒

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"School: by Design" AIGA/NY Mentoring

AIGA New York
High School of Art & Design

School: by Design is a Design Ignites Change youth mentoring initiative. Mentoring teams will examine the school ecosystem from th... more ⇒

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MUSEY : Fuel for Art

MUSEY uses mobile and web technologies to increase awareness of and financial support to independent artists and arts organizations outside of tr... more ⇒