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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Focus on a Community Center

C.S. Mott Community College
Genesee Area Skill Center

Flint’s current generation of youth have few affordable options when it comes to positive teen activities. Gatherings of city youth often... more ⇒

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Keep It In The Comics

University of Tennessee
Central High School

This project is one of six from the "stART now: change is central" mentoring program that unites Central High students and the University of Te... more ⇒

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Her Ideas in Motion

Bridge Interactive
Hollinsummer

Her Ideas in Motion is a media arts and technology program aimed at girls providing an opportunity for hands-on learning, self-expression and ex... more ⇒

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Lessons Learned

Metropolitan State College of Denver

Lessons Learned was a short-term retail exhibition that housed products—found objects—designed and packaged by Platte Forum's Art Lab high school st... more ⇒

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Mandou Bem: Empowering favela youth

Parsons The New School for Design

'Mandou Bem', which is portuguese for ‘good job’, is a website that aims to showcase, inspire and incentivize youth activism in ... more ⇒

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