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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Branding the Future

Portfolio Center

Future Foundation offers youth programs and services that are comprehensive and holistic. Among the goals the organization seeks to empower and e... 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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GrandStories

Emily Carr University of Art + Design

This project was developed during a course called Designing Social Change. Through discussions, collaborations, research and prototyping of ideas, stud... 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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Call to Action: Gun Violence

Moving Design proposes a six-week Call to Action on the topic of Gun Violence in Chicago, engaging both practicing and student designer... more ⇒