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Live-centred design: Supporting science communication and community activation

Szasz, Oliver; Jansen, Martin; Heger, Tina; Rügemer, Ingrid

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  "publisher": "Zenodo", 
  "DOI": "10.5281/zenodo.6631877", 
  "language": "eng", 
  "title": "Live-centred design: Supporting science communication and community activation", 
  "issued": {
    "date-parts": [
  "abstract": "<p>Poster presented at the World Biodiversity Forum at Davos, June 2022.</p>\n\n<p>Abstract:</p>\n\n<p>One&nbsp;of the biggest challenges in addressing current and existential crises, such as&nbsp;climate change and the biodiversity crisis, is the successful communication of&nbsp;scientific knowledge and the subsequent facilitating/enabling impact on&nbsp;societal behaviour change. This presentation focuses on design-based approaches&nbsp;and explores their&nbsp;potential for fostering general interest in science and&nbsp;increasing public awareness for biodiversity issues. It also presents methods&nbsp;that can contribute to the motivation and empowerment of active participation&nbsp;in transformative change. Presented is a study project that was carried out in&nbsp;cooperation with the Senckenberg Research&nbsp;Institute and the Natural History&nbsp;Museum in Frankfurt, as well as the Master&#39;s programme in Design Management at&nbsp;the Macromedia University of Applied Sciences in Munich under the direction of&nbsp;the NGO Symbio(s)cene. The student project was intended to deeply explore the&nbsp;problem of increasing deforestation in the eastern&nbsp;lowlands of the Chiquitano&nbsp;region in Bolivia by applying a live-centred design approach, to develop a&nbsp;holistic communication strategy that informs and activates the local&nbsp;population. The aim of this project was to utilise design-based research and&nbsp;development approaches and methodologies to articulate knowledge in a way that&nbsp;could not only be understood cognitively, but could also be individually and&nbsp;socially experienced to create a lasting resonance with local people.</p>", 
  "author": [
      "family": "Szasz, Oliver"
      "family": "Jansen, Martin"
      "family": "Heger, Tina"
      "family": "R\u00fcgemer, Ingrid"
  "id": "6631877", 
  "event-place": "Davos, Switzerland", 
  "type": "graphic", 
  "event": "World Biodiversity Forum (WBF)"
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