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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Floatfarm

University of Southern California School of Architecture

Floatfarm proposes a community of floating shrimp farms as a means of adapting to the ongoing rise in sea levels of the Mekong Delta, where aquaculture ac... more ⇒

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I need a sidewalk!

Kansas City Art Institute

This project is the development of a campaign, aimed at a section of road without sidewalk in Kansas City. The area has a beautiful park for every... more ⇒

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Rubble to Real Estate

Iowa State University

There are always communities coping with the aftermath of natural disasters – from flooding and hurricanes to earthquakes and forest fires. I... more ⇒

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HourSchool

Austin Center for Design

Through our research at Austin Center for Design, we discovered that people who receive social service assistance are yearning for a channel to give back... more ⇒

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Moitie-Moitie

School of Visual Arts

Moitié-Moitié is a series of gastronomic events that bring people from different cultures together to share, exchange and connect through food. All ac... more ⇒