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This article shares lessons from designing EcoTour, a multimedia environmental advocacy project in a state park, and it describes theoretical, practical, and pedagogical connections between locative media and community-engaged design. While maps can help share information about places, people, and change, they also limit how we visualize complex stories. Using deep mapping, and blending augmented reality with digital maps, EcoTour helps people understand big problems like climate change within the context of their local community. This article demonstrates the rhetorical potential of community-engaged design strategies to affect users, prompt action, and create more democratic discourse in environmental communication.
Communication Design Quarterly
Butts, S. & Jones, M. (2021). Deep mapping for environmental communication design. Communication Design Quarterly, 9(1), 4-19. https://doi.org/10.1145/3437000.3437001
Available at: https://doi.org/10.1145/3437000.3437001