Design skills for environmental risk communication. Design in and design of an interdisciplinary workshop

Lickiss, Matthew David and Cumiskey, Lydia (2019) Design skills for environmental risk communication. Design in and design of an interdisciplinary workshop. The Design Journal, 22 (sup1). pp. 1373-1385. ISSN 1460-6925 (doi:10.1080/14606925.2019.1594963)

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Abstract

Effective environmental risk management and risk reduction requires an inherently interdisciplinary and cross-sector approach to communication design. The challenging global impact of this area can only be addressed by increasing skills capacity in communication design across disciplines, a challenge which itself requires the design and delivery of new expert training. This paper reports on the design of and findings from an interdisciplinary, problem-based workshop to build risk communication skills, held at the World Bank’s Understanding Risk 2018 conference, Mexico City. The workshop combined high competence interdisciplinary participants (including designers) with detailed real-world scenarios in a 24-hour ‘pressure cooker’ working environment, designed by a team of interdisciplinary young professionals. The results show engagement from participants across the disciplines involved, who produced outcomes with a community education and user-centred focus. The workshop highlighted that more direct, critical, engagement from the design community is needed in educating about, and delivering, environmental risk communication.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: The Design Journal: An International Journal for All Aspects of Design,
Volume 22, 2019 - Issue sup1: Running with Scissors: 13th International Conference of the European Academy of Design, Dundee, 10-12th April, 2019, edited by Louise Valentine, Joanna Bletcher and Leon Cruickshank
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Natural Sciences
Item ID: 26719
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Depositing User: Lydia Cumiskey
Date Deposited: 03 Jun 2019 14:07
Last Modified: 26 Nov 2019 16:24
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/26719

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