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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Heirloom

School of Visual Arts

Heirloom harvests pre-consumer fabric waste and transforms it into treasured artifacts. This is done in collaboration with local women (in shelters, elder ... more ⇒

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The Produce Pedaler

Kansas City Art Institute

The Produce Pedaler is a bike trailer that is used to pick up and deliver healthy food from local vendors who have leftover products. The Pedale... more ⇒

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Wi-Fi Tree, because free air is good air

Missouri State University, Department of Art + Design

I want to raise awareness on the importance of trees. They provide us with two of life’s essentials, food and oxygen. They... more ⇒

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Control the Current

University of Kansas • School of Architecture, Design and Planning

Control the Current is a water flow meter that allows an individual to track water use in their home, or a business to track water use in an en... more ⇒

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WARM DETROIT

College for Creative Studies

Class: Advanced Visual Communication II Instructor: Zak Ostrowski Designers: Michael Prewitt / David Stafford Project: WORK, PLAY / CHANCE, DES... more ⇒