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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L.A. Earthquake (Designmatters)

Art Center College of Design

The Los Angeles Earthquake: Get Ready was a multimedia public safety campaign and sourcebook initiative created and led by Designmatters at ... more ⇒

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ECODE project

Academy of Art University

ECODE aims to inform consumers and aid socially responsible shoppers by providing a clear and consistent graphic code for product labels. With the current... more ⇒

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$300 Hybrid House

University of Southern California School of Architecture

The basic concept of the design is to utilize the same materials that are typically found in slum housing. The house is a hybrid compressed earth block... more ⇒

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BMore Fit Teacher Toolkit

Maryland Institute College of Art

The BMore Fit Teacher Toolkit is a deck of exercise cards and instructions for teachers to use in their classroom to keep students engaged. Wh... 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 ⇒