Three lessons from aurorasaurus about public facing information system design

Nicolas LaLone, Andrea Tapia

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Abstract

Response-focused information systems have the same data processing needs as citizen science initiatives. We present three lessons learned over a three-year period with a public facing information system devoted to early warning and event detection that will benefit designers of similar systems. First, we urge those creating information systems inside of crisis response to look for proxy events that will serve as an inexpensive means through which to pursue proof-of-concept or to explore pre-existing fully tested products. Second, we urge information system designers to engage the communities and gatekeepers of enthusiast communities surrounding the event that information system is meant to serve. It will not only help development, but also increase the chances of that system's success. Finally, aiming for self-interest rather than event-interest will allow users to feel involved; ultimately aiding participation and retention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationISCRAM 2016 Conference Proceedings - 13th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management
EditorsPedro Antunes, Victor Amadeo Banuls Silvera, Andrea H. Tapia, Kathleen Ann Moore, Joao Porto de Albuquerque
PublisherInformation Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM
ISBN (Electronic)9788460879848
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016
Event13th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM 2016 - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Duration: May 22 2016May 25 2016

Publication series

NameProceedings of the International ISCRAM Conference
Volume0
ISSN (Electronic)2411-3387

Other

Other13th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM 2016
CountryBrazil
CityRio de Janeiro
Period5/22/165/25/16

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Information Systems
  • Information Systems and Management
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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    LaLone, N., & Tapia, A. (2016). Three lessons from aurorasaurus about public facing information system design. In P. Antunes, V. A. Banuls Silvera, A. H. Tapia, K. A. Moore, & J. Porto de Albuquerque (Eds.), ISCRAM 2016 Conference Proceedings - 13th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (Proceedings of the International ISCRAM Conference; Vol. 0). Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management, ISCRAM.