Document Type

Article

Date of Original Version

2021

Abstract

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.

Publication Title

Communication Design Quarterly

Volume

9

Issue

1

Comment

Madison Jones is affiliated with both the Department of Rhetoric and Writing and the Department of Natural Resources Science.

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