Human-Computer Interaction

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Summary Human–computer Interaction (HCI) involves the study, planning, and design of the interaction between people (users) and computers.

Papers under this topic usually focus on describing issues of how people interact with a computer system, visualization aspects to improve this interaction, user experience design/evaluation in software tools, etc.

HCI is quickly becoming the focus of a number of publications on humanitarian computing. In time-sensitive environments such as disaster management, decision-making often requires rapidly gathering information from diverse data sources and visualizing the collected information to understand it. An improper visualization of the data could result in users wasting precious time to understand the data.

Examples: This 2010 paper "Building Geospatial Mashups to Visualize Information for Crisis Management" introduces a programming-by-demonstration approach to data visualization in geospatial mashups that allows the users to customize the data visualization. This is an example of a paper that shows how HCI can be used in humanitarian computing to better help people.

"An Upstream Downstream..." on the other hand is a 2012 paper that describes four phases of user centered information systems' design to support disaster management and provides a case study of using this approach in action to design an Information System (IS) to enhance community resilience.

Yet there are other papers that introduce ways to improving already existing HCI. An example to this is "Interaction Design for Web Emergency Management Information Systems", a paper that contributes to improve the designing of the human computer interfaces and human computer interaction for supporting fire fighters during fire emergency response.

Guidelines Publications that include Human Computer Interface (HCI) aspects, interaction design, user experience, visualization, etc.

Title Author(s) Date Citation Count
A Field Trial of a Collaborative Online Scenario Creation System for Emergency Management Xiang Yao
Murray Turoff
Roxanne Hiltz
2 May 2010 8
A SaaS-Based Early Warning Information Fusion System for Critical Infrastructure Safety Franclin Foping
Ioannis M. Dokas
May 2013
A Standards-Based Open Source Application to Gather Health Assessment Data in Developing Countries Alex Gainer
Mary Roth
Philip Strong
James Davis
21 October 2012 1
A mHealth System for Patient Handover in Emergency Medical Services Benjamin Schooley
Abdullah Murad
Yousef Abed
Thomas Horan
May 2013
An Upstream-Downstream Approach for Disaster Management Information Systems Design Craig Edward Kuziemsky
Tracey O'Sullivan
Wayne Corneil
22 April 2012 3
Building Geospatial Mashups to Visualize Information for Crisis Management Shubham Gupta
Craig Knoblock
2 May 2010 9
Communication Interface for Virtual Training of Crisis Management Jan Rudinsky
Ebba Thora Hvannberg
May 2013
Concept for Intelligent Integrated System for Crisis Management Oduor Erick Nelson Otieno
Nihal Siriwardanegea
Anna Gryszkiewicz
Fang Chen
2 May 2010
CrashHelp: A GIS Tool for Managing Emergency Medical Responses to Motor Vehicle Crashes Benjamin Schooley
Brian Hilton
Yoonmi Lee
Rondalynne McClintock
Samuel-Ojo Olusola
Thomas Horan
2 May 2010 3
Crisis Mapping: A Phenomenon and Tool in Emergencies Myriam Dunn Cavelty
Jennifer Giroux
November 2011 3
Crisis clever, a system of handling experience of crisis management for providing help to decision maker Mohamed Sediri
Nada Matta
Sophie Loriette
Alain Hugerot
May 2013
CrisisTracker: Crowdsourced Social Media Curation for Disaster Awareness Jakob Rogstadius
Maja Vukovic
Claudio Teixeira
Vassilis Kostakos
Evangelos Karapanos
Jim Laredo
2013 8
Design and modeling of a domain ontology for fire protection Jens Pottebaum
Anna Maria Japs
Stephan Prödel
Rainer Koch
2 May 2010
Development of a Design Patterns Catalog for Web-based Emergency Management Systems Pablo Acuña
Paloma Díaz
Ignacio Aedo
2 May 2010 4
Evaluation of a Software Prototype for Supporting Fire Emergency Response Raj Prasanna
Lili Yang
Malcolm King
8 May 2011 6
INDICATOR: An Open-Source Cyberenvironment for Biosurveillance Wendy Edwards
Awais Vaid
Ian Brooks
2 May 2010 2
Interaction Design for Web Emergency Management Information Systems Teresa Onorati
Alessio Malizia
Paloma Diaz
Ignacio Aedo
2 May 2010 5
Optimizing Mobile Social Media Interfaces for Rapid Internal Communication by Emergency Services Erkki Kurkinen
Helen Sullivan
Markku Häkkinen
Markku Lauttamus
2 May 2010 2
Reducing workload by navigational support in dynamic situations Maria Charlotte Victoria Hellgren
Bjron JE Johansson
22 April 2012
Strategic ICT Alignment in Emergency Management Marcus Vogt
Kieth Hales
Dieter Hertweck
Gavin Finnie
2 May 2010 3
Supporting multi-level situation awareness in crisis management Michael E. Stiso
Aslak Wegner Eide
Ragnhild Halvorsrud
Erik G. Nilsson
Jan Håvard Skjetne
May 2013
The Role of Social Networks in Crisis Situations: Public Participation and Information Exchange Alexandra Krakovsky 2 May 2010 7
Top Health Trends: An information visualization tool for awareness of local health trends Sung Pil Moon
Yikun Liu
Steven Entezari
Afarin Pirzadeh
Andrew Pappas
Mark S. Pfaff
May 2013 1
Towards Computer Support of Paper Workflows in Emergency Management Mohammadreza Khalilbeigi
Dirk Bradler
Immanuel Schweizer
Florian Probst
Jürgen Steimle
2 May 2010 7
Towards Dynamic Workflow Support for Crisis Management Jan Martin Jansen
Bas Lijnse
Rinus Plasmeijer
2 May 2010 13
Towards a Decision Support System for the Allocation of Traumatized Patients Tim A. Majchrzak
Philipp Neuhaus
Oliver Noack
Frank Ückert
Herbert Kuchen
2 May 2010 1
Twitcident: Fighting Fire with Information from Social Web Streams Fabian Abel
Claudia Hauff
Geert-Jan Houben
Richard Stronkman
Ke Tao
April 2012 29
Virtual Reality Training Environment for Tactical Emergency Operations Laura Ardila
Israel Perez-Llopis
Carlos E. Palau
Manuel Esteve
May 2013

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