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Helping out a PHD Student | Adventure Sport Participation in Scotland 

Using a mixed-methods approach to explore how design could be used as a tool to influence behaviour change within the adventure sport industry in Scotland
The adventure sport industry has seen a dramatic increase in participant numbers over the past ten years or so, and with that has come many positives.  However, there has also been an increase in concern for participant safety.  This could be attributed to a number of factors, including lack of awareness of risks associated with participating in adventure sport, lack of appropriate training, and inability to access resources to allow one to progress as an adventure sport participant in the safest manner. Additionally motivations for becoming/being an adventure sport participant, and approaches to such, are now much more varied, and as a result the ‘adventure sport community’ is becoming more diverse and potentially dispersed.

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