Design for Climate Services: A Co-Design Approach

Mel Woods (Lead / Corresponding author), Raquel Ajates Gonzalez, Sarah Bromley, Drew Hemment

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    Droughts, floods and other climate-related hazards present critical challenges for communities across the world. Design is well-placed to respond to such wicked problems (Buchanan, 1992) however a user-led approach to the development of climate services is rare (Christel et al, 2017). Instead, scientists and governments rely on research and innovation between science and industry to develop climate services for early warning systems and decision-making. The design community is uniquely placed to contribute to such developments, particularly in proposing new perspectives where citizens are themselves potential users of such services and at the forefront of change-making practices.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1764-1768
    Number of pages5
    JournalConference proceedings of the Academy for Design Innovation Management
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 4 Nov 2019


    • Climate Services
    • Co-Design Approach


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    • Co-Design for Climate Innovations Tool

      Woods, M. & Ajates, R., 2021, GROW Observatory.

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      Woods, M., 2020, University of Dundee.

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