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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A Bar of Soap Can Make a Difference

C.S. Mott Community College

Sometimes all it takes to make a difference in a person’s life is a bar of soap. That was the conclusion of students at Flint’s M... more ⇒

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The Learning Tea

Portfolio Center

A class at Portfolio Center created packaging for The Learning Tea, a project that will help children in Darjeeling, India have prospects for a bet... more ⇒

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Make a Meal with Me

University of Michigan School of Art & Design

Understanding that meal times are (potentially) social as well as (potentially) nutritious, Culinary Kits offers a sequence of assemble-ables in... more ⇒

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"School: by Design" AIGA/NY Mentoring

AIGA New York
High School of Art & Design

School: by Design is a Design Ignites Change youth mentoring initiative. Mentoring teams will examine the school ecosystem from th... more ⇒

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Bib & Tucker Sew-Op

Bib & Tucker Sew-Op

Bib & Tucker Sew-Op takes its name from British slang for a woman’s finest duds. Originating from the time when a woman’s wardrobe was quite modes... more ⇒