HCI for emergencies

Markus Klann, Alessio Malizia, Luca Chittaro, Ignacio Aedo Cuevas, Stefano Levialdi

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication28th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - CHI'08 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Event28th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems - Florence, Italy
Duration: 5 Apr 200810 Apr 2008


Conference28th Annual CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems


  • CSCW
  • Emergencies
  • Emergency Response Information Systems (ERIS)
  • HCI
  • Multi-modality
  • Universal design
  • User-centered design


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