University of Hertfordshire

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Interaction design principles for web emergency management information systems

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUsing Social and Information Technologies for Disaster and Crisis Management
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9781466627895
ISBN (Print)1466627883, 9781466627888
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jan 2013


The interaction design for web emergency management information systems (WEMIS) is an important aspect to keep in mind due to the criticality of the domain: decision making, updating available resources, defining a task list, and trusting in proposed information. A common interaction design strategy for WEMIS seems to be needed, but currently there are few references in literature. The aim of this study is to contribute to this lack with a set of interactive principles for WEMIS. From the emergency point of view, existing WEMIS have been analyzed to extract common features and to design interactive principles for emergency. Furthermore, the authors studied design principles extracted from a well-known (DERMIS) model relating them to emergency phases and features. The result proposed here is a set of design principles for supporting interactive properties for WEMIS. Finally, two case studies have been considered as applications of proposed design principles.

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