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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Pushcards

Pushcards combines visual expression with the ease of online campaigning, reach of social media, and impact of old-fashioned, offline advocacy. It helps r... more ⇒

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Immigration Reform NOW

University of Illinois School of Art + Design

Immigration Reform NOW is an iPhone app that easily enables users to sign petitions that will help pave the path to a comprehensive immigrati... more ⇒

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Civic Service Forum

The Civic Service Forum brings civil servants together in order to spur discussion about the public services they provide. The Forum launched tw... more ⇒

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Fortress Farms: Activist Architecture

USC Design Studio
University of Southern California School of Architecture

This architectural thesis explores the concept of a fortress farm; a defensive agricultural community built on lands in danger ... more ⇒

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the Design of Politics

The Design of Politics project is a topical design catalogue that seeks to use design and informational graphics to clarify current politica... more ⇒