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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Collaborating with Catastrophe

Otis College of Art and Design

Collaborating with Catastrophe: Disaster Design takes into consideration pre-disaster and post-disaster potentials and engages a variet... more ⇒

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"Search & Rescue" for Animal Welfare

University of Illinois School of Art + Design

My project is designed to educate and promote animal rescue. I wanted to design an app that would raise money for animal welfare, e... more ⇒

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Mental Illness Stigma Project

Missouri State University, Department of Art + Design

Many people think that going to a psychiatrist means they are “crazy” and they fear being viewed as different by their peers. The larg... more ⇒

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Coltivando

Coltivando is the convivial garden at Politecnico di Milano. It was developed by a group of reserchers and students of the Design Departement in collabor... more ⇒

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MEXUS: collaborate + connect + create

MEXUS is a response to the divisive media coverage of the Mexico-US immigration phenomenon that offers stories of people affected ... more ⇒