Disaster Communication

How do you communicate with loved ones immediately after a major disaster that disables traditional communication networks? This is a skunkworks project I conceptualized and pitched to my agency with a zombie-themed comic strip (among other things.) When my concept was selected for further development, I led a team of designers and researchers through brainstorming and refinement of the concept.

What I did

  • Needs analysis
  • Conceptual design
  • Hypothetical personas to be validated
  • Contributed to interview scripts to learn more about how people think about and experience disasters.
  • Interaction design for kiosk and mobile app
  • Investigation of technical constraints and opportunities.