Through a combination of theory, practice, and a range of interdisciplinary case studies, this book expands how we define and think about the critical role and relationship between design and emergencies. This role extends far beyond aesthetics: the book highlights the urgency of ensuring that a wide range of stakeholders and a diverse representation of the public comes together to work towards preventing disasters.
Design in the context of disasters, such as earthquakes, hurricanes, flooding and (wild) fires, provides new ways of looking at challenges. It contributes methods to actively engage communities in managing and minimizing disaster risk. Contributors present the latest research on how (collaborative) design and design thinking contribute to the development of processes and solutions to increase disaster literacy and decrease disaster risk for individuals and entire communities. Chapters highlight applied research and implementation of design and design thinking before, during, and after emergencies, resulting in a set of design guidelines derived from best practice.
The book will be of interest to scholars and practitioners in emergency management, product and service design, strategic design, design research, co-design, social design, design for change, and human-centered design.
Chapter 8 of this book is available for free in PDF format as Open Access from the individual product page at www.taylorfrancis.com. It has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives (CC-BY-NC-ND) 4.0 license. Funded by Massey University. Chapter 9 of this book is available for free in PDF format as Open Access from the individual product page at www.taylorfrancis.com. It has been made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives (CC-BY-NC-ND) 4.0 license. Funded by University of Otago.
1. A Design Philosophy for Emergency Management
Gregory J. Vigneaux
2. Knowledge Controversies of “Design Thinking” for Community Participation Within Disaster Recovery
Pamela Gloria Cajilig
3. Design guidelines to improve user experience (UX) in an emergency: on the importance of affordances, signifiers and feedback
4. Human-Centered Design for Hurricane Risk Communication: A Case Study with the US National Hurricane Center
Robert Soden, Scott Miles, Steph Bannister, and Amanda Leiva
5. Design for Emergencies: a set of guidelines developed at the University of Palermo
Cinzia Ferrara and Elia Maniscalco
6. Strengthening Emergency Management through Design-driven Development and Co-creation
7. Designing decentralized disaster response: Perspectives from post-Hurricane Dorian recovery in The Bahamas
8. ‘Balancing human needs with technology —A design-led approach for exploring an earthquake early warning system in Aotearoa New Zealand
9. Awareness to preparedness: A design-led approach to building resilience and readiness for the next Alpine Fault earthquake
Alice Lake-Hammond and Caroline Orchiston
10. Visual displays of local flood risk: Examining how residents at risk use flood maps and river level graphs
11. Differences between Dynamic Signs and Static Signs on the visual Cognition and User Experience in Fire Evacuation Guidance
12. FireClear: Applying visual standards for public-facing wildfire maps
13. Multimodal Discourse Analysis of Tsunami Warning in Japanese Public Service Media
Amy Ives Takebe