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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Nudge

Austin Center for Design

Nudge is an online platform that allows care providers to schedule and send follow-up communications via text message. Nudge better connects patients to their... more ⇒

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Blank Plate

Parsons The New School for Design

Blank Plate is a experimental workshop that aims to inspire Hunts Point teens, encouraging them to make new connections with their community and transfo... more ⇒

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Cease 4 Peace

C.S. Mott Community College

Addressing his personal experience growing up in Flint, Michigan, DeMarcus Smith has designed a project that speaks to youth in his community about th... more ⇒

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The Uptown Exchange

The Chicago-based project is a partnership between Cannon Design, GZA GeoEnvironmental Inc, Virginia Tech and the University of Utah, that is de... 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 ⇒