Participatory Design and Environmental Education in Visitor Centers: A Case Study from Nepal

DS 101: Proceedings of NordDesign 2020, Lyngby, Denmark, 12th - 14th August 2020

Year: 2020
Editor: Mortensen, N.H.; Hansen, C.T. and Deininger, M.
Author: Hoang, Ninni Kim Nhi; Edvardsen, Mia; Keitsch, Martina
Series: NordDESIGN
Institution: Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Section: Collaborative Design
Page(s): 12
DOI number:
ISBN: 9781912254088


This paper discusses how environmental education in visitor centers can be enhanced through participatory design approaches. Participatory design provides useful methods and tools to capture visitors’ diverse needs and backgrounds. Understanding visitors facilitates in turn to design exhibits that highlight environmental consequences relevant in the visitors’ contexts. Acknowledging visitors as participants in an interactive experience setting may contribute to improved lifelong environmental learning and pro-environmental behavior.

Keywords: participatory design, co-design, case study, sustainability


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