Comparing media in emergency planning

Gregorio Convertino, Helena M. Mentis, Prajakta Bhambare, Caitlin Ferro, John Carroll, Mary Beth Rosson

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Abstract

The research on technology for emergency management is usually based either on studies in the field that focus on workers using current tools or on the development, testing, and deployment of novel software tools used in controlled settings. Little is known about the effects of the new collaborative media and work conditions 'in comparison to' the current media and conditions. In 2007, we presented at ISCRAM a method for studying common ground development through a paper prototype in face-to-face collaboration and subsequently presented preliminary findings on common ground development. In this paper we present preliminary findings from an analogous experiment on teams working remotely via a geo-collaborative software prototype. We compare these findings with those from the prior paper prototype study. We use this comparative research design to explore implications for system design and theory development in computer-supported cooperative work.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of ISCRAM 2008 - 5th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management
PublisherInformation Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM
Pages632-641
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9780615206974
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008
Event5th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM 2008 - Washington, DC, United States
Duration: May 4 2008May 7 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings of ISCRAM 2008 - 5th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management

Other

Other5th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM 2008
CountryUnited States
CityWashington, DC
Period5/4/085/7/08

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems

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Convertino, G., Mentis, H. M., Bhambare, P., Ferro, C., Carroll, J., & Rosson, M. B. (2008). Comparing media in emergency planning. In Proceedings of ISCRAM 2008 - 5th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (pp. 632-641). (Proceedings of ISCRAM 2008 - 5th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management). Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM.