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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Frugal Food: Eating On SNAP

Kansas City Art Institute

It has become increasingly difficult for low-income homes to sustain themselves in an economy like today's, in a food desert like Kansas ... more ⇒

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Freewall: Making Space for Diversity

Kansas City Art Institute

This project is about developing community and acceptance at Center Alternative School in Kansas City by inviting the students t... more ⇒

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L.A. Earthquake (Designmatters)

Art Center College of Design

The Los Angeles Earthquake: Get Ready was a multimedia public safety campaign and sourcebook initiative created and led by Designmatters... 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 ⇒

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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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