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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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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Healthy Bodegas

School of Visual Arts

The New York City Department of Public Health's Healthy Bodegas Initiative works with bodegas (small corner stores) in the city’s underserved commun... more ⇒

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Juntos Finanzas

Stanford University d.school

Juntos Finanzas is a company created to build a community of savers among Spanish-speakers living in the US. We've built our tools to address issues... more ⇒

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Literature's Most Wanted

Maryville College

The goal of Literature’s Most Wanted is to attract teens and young adults to reading by showing them how exciting it can be. The project’s f... more ⇒

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Leave Your Mark: WMCAT Capital Campaign

WMCAT is an innovative nonprofit organization that has made an impact on urban teens and under employed adults over the last... more ⇒