Southwood Nature Preserve

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Southwood Nature Preserve

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Resilient Communities Project (RCP), University of Minnesota




This project was completed as part of the 2013-2014 Resilient Communities Project ( partnership with the City of North St. Paul. The City of North St. Paul was looking to encourage more residents to engage with natural areas in the City, particularly the Southwood Nature Preserve. Project lead Jon Fure partnered with students in DES 3131: User Experience in Design, taught by Ange Wang, to develop design recommendations to improve the park experience. The students prototyped various kiosk designs and developed final design recommendations. This is one of 8 proposals completed on this topic for this course. The final report and a poster summarizing the work of all 8 groups are available.


Report and poster completed by students enrolled in DES 3131: User Experience in Design, taught by Ange Wang in fall 2013.

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This project was supported by the Resilient Communities Project (RCP), a program at the University of Minnesota whose mission is to connect communities in Minnesota with U of MN faculty and students to advance community resilience through collaborative, course-based projects. RCP is a program of the Center for Urban and Regional Affairs (CURA). More information at

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Kubesh, Kamren; Moussa, Amal; Norman, Cassie. (2013). Southwood Nature Preserve. Retrieved from the University Digital Conservancy,

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