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Decision support tools in conservation: improving user-centred design
Mon 15 May 2017, 09:00 – 17:00 BST
Join us in the David Attenborough Building to explore principles of good decision support tool design.
A whole host of designers and users will have the opportunity to network and co-produce knowledge on what makes a good decision support tool.
Academic researchers and conservation NGOs are designing software and web-based tools for practitioners, which can be useful in encouraging evidence-based decisions. However, there is evidence to suggest that, currently, decision support tools in conservation and other environmental-related sectors are rarely used in practice.
This workshop aims to increase the knowledge of good decision support tool design.
The day will kick off with talks exploring how decisions are made in different work streams ranging from conservation practitioners to policy makers.
There will then be an opportunity to exhibit and test numerous decision support tools at our world cafe style workshop.
Then academics, designers and end-users will work together to draw out principles of good design. There will be lots of opportunities to give and to get feedback on a range of decision support tools.
We hope that delegates will leave the workshop with a greater understanding of what makes a good decision support tool in conservation, where decision support tools fit within conservation decisions, and how to integrate user engagement and needs into the design process.
Lunch will be provided. Reasonable travel reimbursement may be possible (dependent on numbers). Support for practitioners and policy-makers will be prioritised.