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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Anchor: Campus Crime Prevention

Kansas City Art Institute

Crime is an ongoing issue, and it's been on the rise due to our economic state. As a case study, the campus and surrounding neighborh... 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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Her Ideas in Motion

Bridge Interactive
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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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Sound Haven Studios

Kansas City Art Institute

This is a project set forth by Zacree Cobos, Trent Roach, and Sam Small to enrich the lives of the youth within the Manheim Park neighborhood o... more ⇒

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Turn the Page

Kansas City Art Institute

A third grader who can't read at the right grade level is likely to drop out of high school, not find a job and have kids who can't read. This affect... more ⇒