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 ⇒


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 ⇒


Safe Agua - Ducha Halo

Art Center College of Design

Through a collaboration between Designmatters at Art Center College of Design and Latin American NGO, Un Techo para mi País, The Safe Agua Proj... more ⇒


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 ⇒


the new programme

Kansas City Art Institute

the new programme is a "framework project": a studio focused on facilitating community-based social change through client partnerships and designe... more ⇒