Leveraging and limiting practical drift in emergency response planning

Steven R. Haynes, Wendy A. Schäfer, John M. Carroll

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Abstract

A knowledge gap exists between what emergency responders know from their direct experience and what emergency planners know from analysis and reflection. The theory of practical drift suggests that shared understanding between planners and responders may break down as local response practice adapts and evolves with respect to static planning knowledge. Here we discuss how practical drift impacts emergency preparedness and, using Schön 's theory of reflective practice, describe how design of collaborative technology might help mitigate this knowledge disparity. We draw on two field studies, one national, and one at the local level, to illustrate dimensions of the problem space.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 40th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2007, HICSS'07
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007
Event40th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2007, HICSS'07 - Big Island, HI, United States
Duration: Jan 3 2007Jan 6 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
ISSN (Print)1530-1605

Other

Other40th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2007, HICSS'07
CountryUnited States
CityBig Island, HI
Period1/3/071/6/07

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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    Haynes, S. R., Schäfer, W. A., & Carroll, J. M. (2007). Leveraging and limiting practical drift in emergency response planning. In Proceedings of the 40th Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences 2007, HICSS'07 [4076782] (Proceedings of the Annual Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences). https://doi.org/10.1109/HICSS.2007.322