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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CROP 'N' SHOP

College of Visual Arts

Crop 'n' Shop, designed and conceived by CVA German exchange student Sabrina Gnad, is a proposal to utilize the popularity of online games like Farmville to promote healthy eating and consumer decisions.

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Protein Pods and a New Coat of Paint

Kansas City Art Institute

This project looks at factors in the middle school cafeteria in the Rosedale neighborhood of Kansas City, Kansas. Rosedale has ... 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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"Create! Don't Hate." @ Foothill HS

Foothill High School

Create! Don't Hate. is a mentoring program for high school students in the Las Vegas area in partnership with Design Ignites Change and... more ⇒

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