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HCI for Emergencies
Authors: M. Klann, A. Malizia, L. Chittaro, I. Aedo, S. Levialdi
Published in: Proceedings of CHI2008: 26th ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Extended Abstracts, ACM Press, New York, April 2008, pp. 3945-3948.
Abstract: Emergencies put people in a particular state of mind and often also in difficult physical situations. When designing information technology for emergencies, these two sides have to be taken into account in the various activities supporting design. This includes studying and understanding the users and the influential factors for good designs, engaging the users in the design process as well as evaluating designs in realistic ways. There are challenges specific to emergencies in all of these activities, as well as in new technologies ranging from wearable computing to distributed information systems. This workshop is meant as an opportunity for interdisciplinary discussion as well as practical hands-on exchange of experiences regarding these challenges. The goal is to work towards a better understanding of the challenges, technologies, practices, and design methodologies relevant to HCI in emergencies.
Copyright: Copyright is held by the author/owner(s). CHI 2008, April 5–10, 2008, Florence, Italy. ACM 978-1-60558-012-8/08/04.