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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CreateAthon

School of Visual Arts

CreateAthon® is a 24-hour, work-around-the-clock creative blitz during which creative agencies generate strategic and creative work for local nonprofits... 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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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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BMore Fit Teacher Toolkit

Maryland Institute College of Art

The BMore Fit Teacher Toolkit is a deck of exercise cards and instructions for teachers to use in their classroom to keep students engaged... more ⇒

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WELCOME: Gentrification Offsetting

Parsons The New School for Design

WELCOME is a collaborative service that raises awareness about gentrification and fosters more inclusive forms of change in vulner... more ⇒