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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IOBY Video Storytelling Toolkit

School of Visual Arts

IOBY, or In Our Backyards, is a micro-funding website that helps finance small, local projects in the city of New York. IOBY is able... more ⇒

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Thinnings Bathhouse

Auburn University Rural Studio

Four students from Auburn University's Rural Studio are partnering with the U.S. Forestry Service to design an architectural thesis project with... 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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I Heart M15

School of Visual Arts

Our goal was to initially focus on our appreciation of our local bus drivers. With the addition of our social network (iheartm15.com) and merchandise, w... more ⇒

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YasaShe

School of Visual Arts

As a creative professional working in Washington D.C., Laura Lin found it difficult to find ethically produced clothing appropriate for work. Unwilling to p... more ⇒