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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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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we have a city with everything

College for Creative Studies

"We Have a City With Everything" is about all that the city of Detroit has to offer including the good, the bad, and the weird. It is... 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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Take the Bandaid Off Mental Health

Connecticut College

A 3 part project was designed to help mitigate the stigma of mental health on the Connecticut College campus by combining art, s... more ⇒