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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The Prosthetics Project

School of Visual Arts

Throughout 10 weeks, this design project was humbling, daunting, and thrilling in its ability to demonstrate the power of design, and the pot... 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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Floatfarm

University of Southern California School of Architecture

Floatfarm proposes a community of floating shrimp farms as a means of adapting to the ongoing rise in sea levels of the Mekong Delta, where aquaculture ac... more ⇒

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HELP! . . . The American Red Cross

The Art Institute of California - Sacramento

The “HELP” campaign was developed for The American Red Cross as a way to bring attention to the mounting difficulties in Haiti. The con... more ⇒

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far(M)ore

Far(M)ore = Farm (grow) + More (income-livelihood) aims at exploring small-scale cultivable green spaces amongst urban slum youth and young married women – ... more ⇒