Disaster in my backyard: A serious game introduction to disaster information management

Kenny Meesters, B.A. van de Walle

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Abstract

Disaster exercises are intended to improve disaster responses effectiveness. Exercises exist in a wide variety, ranging from table-top scenarios to full-scale disaster simulations, offering participants different learning experiences. However these exercises can be overwhelming to newcomers, especially when involving large scale simulations, reducing the effectiveness of the learning experience. In order to make the learning experiences more effective to newcomers, researchers or professionals, a new exercise is proposed. This exercise, designed as a serious game, provides a new way to introduce people to the field of disaster management in general and information management in particular. The first version of the game was played during the 2012 ISCRAM summer school where it yielded positive reactions from both novice participants and experienced professionals.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 10th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM 2013)
EditorsT. Comes, F. Fiedrich, S. Fortier, J. Geldermann, T. Müller
Place of PublicationKarlsruhe
PublisherKarlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
Pages145-150
ISBN (Print)9783923704804
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event10th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM 2013) - Baden-Baden, Germany
Duration: 12 May 201315 May 2013

Conference

Conference10th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM 2013)
CountryGermany
CityBaden-Baden
Period12/05/1315/05/13

Keywords

  • Disaster management training
  • information management training
  • alternate reality game
  • disaster scenarios

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