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Air pollution public engagement design research programme with Imperial College London

4 October 2019

We are running a series of co-design workshops in collaboration with an environmental policy research team at Imperial College London, led by postgraduate researcher Rosie Riley.

Our aim is to engage a diverse group of non specialists to help produce easy to understand information to motivate action on air quality. 

PHASE 1: LISTEN / DISCOVERY / RESEARCH: WORKSHOP RECRUITMENT

The first phase of the project involves a co-design workshop to enable us to connect with members of the local community and involve them in our design process. 

In Workshop 1, local residents from the London borough of Camden were invited to a 2 hour session at Kentish Town Community Centre to explore how they think and feel about air quality.

We recruited participants through local networks, social media, printed posters and flyers, and at Camden’s Pop-up Think & Do community space for climate and eco action

Participants were asked to respond to an online questionnaire before the workshop.

PHASE 2: COLLABORATE / CLARIFY / DEFINE: CO-DESIGN WORKSHOP

Working with Rosie and her team, we prepared worksheets for our group of 40 participants to engage with and respond to during the workshop.

 

PHASE 3: CO-CREATE / DEVELOP: RESEARCH, ANALYSIS, ASSESSMENT AND DESIGN DEVELOPMENT

We are currently recording feedback from workshops, identifying the different demographic groups and organising the results. We will then convert these results into a design proposal aimed at raising awareness and encouraging behaviour change.

PHASE 4: PRODUCE / DELIVER

Full results will be presented in spring 2020 to the research council at Imperial College London.

If you would like us to keep you in touch with developments please email admin@design-science.org.uk with the email title ‘Air quality project’