Interaction Designer

Designing for people in disasters

Disaster design principles

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OVERVIEW

With the goal of using interaction design to improve people’s decision making in disaster situations, designers Catherine Legros and Brittany Williams and I created a library of disaster design principles.

Municipalities are usually in charge of putting together preparation programs and responding when events arise. However, not all municipalities have the resources or designers on their teams to bring forward user research or behavioral economics. Disasterdesignprinciples.com acts as a starting point or as a user-centered checklist for municipalities and teams working on their own people facing systems.

It’s been presented to the British Columbia government and is moving towards becoming an official resource for BC municipalities.