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Bee Boxes: Designing Spaces for Stories

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Bee Boxes: Designing Spaces for Stories. / Maxwell, Deborah; Edwards, Liz; Odling, Morvern.

Proceedings of the 3rd Biennial Research Through Design Conference. 2017. p. 406-422.

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Harvard

Maxwell, D, Edwards, L & Odling, M 2017, Bee Boxes: Designing Spaces for Stories. in Proceedings of the 3rd Biennial Research Through Design Conference. pp. 406-422. <https://figshare.com/articles/Bee_Boxes_Designing_Spaces_for_Stories/4747009>

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Maxwell, D., Edwards, L., & Odling, M. (2017). Bee Boxes: Designing Spaces for Stories. In Proceedings of the 3rd Biennial Research Through Design Conference (pp. 406-422) https://figshare.com/articles/Bee_Boxes_Designing_Spaces_for_Stories/4747009

Vancouver

Maxwell D, Edwards L, Odling M. Bee Boxes: Designing Spaces for Stories. In Proceedings of the 3rd Biennial Research Through Design Conference. 2017. p. 406-422

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Maxwell, Deborah ; Edwards, Liz ; Odling, Morvern. / Bee Boxes: Designing Spaces for Stories. Proceedings of the 3rd Biennial Research Through Design Conference. 2017. pp. 406-422

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