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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CARDIAC

Missouri State University, Department of Art + Design

CARDIAC (Coronary Artery Risk Detection in Area Children) is an Ozarks wellness program that works with local schools to identify children at risk for heart... more ⇒

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Patterned Latrines

University of Southern California School of Architecture

Patterned latrine is a design idea that is appropriate for impoverished areas around the world that do not have proper sanitation for bathroom us... more ⇒

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Updating a Residence for Handicap Access

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Edgar Martinez was shot about six years ago by a student and is handicapped from the waist down. He has a wife and six year... more ⇒

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Design by Youth

IIT Institute of Design

High-School students collaborate with IIT Institute of Design graduate students gaining problem-solving techniques and training in "Design Thinking"... more ⇒

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THIRD HOUR

This project refers to the three R's of environment where Recycling, Reusing and Reducing. My project "Third Hour" focuses on using Chips packets, Bubbl... more ⇒