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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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  "description": "<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>", 
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      "name": "Szasz, Oliver"
      "affiliation": "Senckenberg Leibniz Institute for Biodiversity and Earth System Research, Frankfurt, Germany", 
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      "@type": "Person", 
      "name": "Jansen, Martin"
      "affiliation": "Symbio(s)cene e.V., Munich, Germany", 
      "@id": "https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5522-5632", 
      "@type": "Person", 
      "name": "Heger, Tina"
      "affiliation": "Symbio(s)cene e.V., Munich, Germany", 
      "@type": "Person", 
      "name": "R\u00fcgemer, Ingrid"
  "url": "https://zenodo.org/record/6631877", 
  "datePublished": "2022-06-10", 
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    "Arts and Sciences", 
    "Design thinking"
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  "identifier": "https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.6631877", 
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  "name": "Live-centred design: Supporting science communication and community activation"
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