HCI challenges for community-based disaster recovery

Jan Willem Streefkerk, Martijn Neef, Kenny Meesters, Reinout Pieneman, Kees van Dongen

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In disaster recovery, responding professional organizations traditionally assess the needs of communities following a disaster. Recent disasters have shown that volunteer capacities within the community are not yet integrated in recovery activities. To improve the efficiency of responding professionals and utilize the potential capacity from within the community, a platform is needed
that identifies needs and capacities and provides situational overviews of recovery activities for different stakeholders. The proposed COBACORE platform aims to 1) bring community needs and capacities directly together, 2) allow professionals to better maintain awareness of recovery activities and to better deploy their capacities and 3) facilitate collaboration between professionals and responding communities. For each function and feature, the Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) challenges are outlined. In ongoing work, a first prototype of this platform is implemented and evaluated with stakeholders in simulated disaster recovery activities.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the16th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI 2014)
EditorsV.G. Duffy
Place of PublicationHeidelberg
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783319077246
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2014
Event16th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI 2014) - Creta Maris, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Duration: 22 Jun 201427 Jun 2014

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science


Conference16th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI 2014)
CityHeraklion, Crete


  • disaster recovery
  • collaboration
  • information exchange
  • conceptual design
  • community engagement
  • training
  • coordination


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