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Communicating air pollution – workshop with Imperial College London

In November 2019 we ran a series of co-design workshops in collaboration with an environmental policy research team at Imperial College London, led by researcher Rosie Riley. Our aim was to engage a diverse group of non specialists to help produce easy to understand information to motivate action on air quality. 


The first phase of the project involved 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.

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

See project post