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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Thinnings Bathhouse

Auburn University Rural Studio

Four students from Auburn University's Rural Studio are partnering with the U.S. Forestry Service to design an architectural thesis project with mut... more ⇒

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Oakmulgee Forestworks

Corcoran College of Art + Design

Oakmulgee Forestworks is a community-oriented campaign centered around the Oakmulgee Ranger District of Alabama's Talladega National Forest. Locat... more ⇒

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Kalimat

Maryland Institute College of Art

Kalimat is a media programme for the Arab region and diaspora, focusing on how design approaches to education can foster effective communication of ideas, allow... more ⇒

Together+

University of Notre Dame

Turmoil, illness, and depravity tend to push positivity and collaboration aside in favor of selfishness—separating communities and dividing individuals. To com... more ⇒

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Designing Dhaka’s Bus Infostructure

For 2 years, we have been working in Dhaka to develop a low-cost strategy for collecting data about the bus system. We arm teams of v... more ⇒