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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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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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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Project C: Clicking Creates Change

Project C’s mission is to create a collection of multimedia stories that inform, inspire and encourage individuals to become invol... more ⇒

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Community-Designed Grocery Store Vision

By surveying hyper-local communities, our project seeks to incite in residents a vision of a community-driven grocery store ... more ⇒