JCDR makes splash at ISCRAM conference

JCDR PhD student Marion Tan presents at the 16th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management (ISCRAM) in Valencia, Spain.

The presentation title is ‘Enhancing the usability of a disaster app: exploring the perspectives of the public as users’. It is available here.

Tan’s study addresses this gap by exploring end-user insights with the use of a conceptual disaster app in the New Zealand context.

Tan notes that New Zealand has multiple public alerting authorities that have various technological options in delivering information to the population’s mobile devices; including social media platforms, apps, as well as the Emergency Mobile Alert system.

However, during critical events, the multiplicity of information may become overwhelming. A disaster app, conceptualised in the New Zealand context, aims to aggregate, organise, and deliver information from official sources to the public.

Additionally, Raj Prasanna was awarded the “Distinguished Service Award” by the ISCRAM association for his exceptional work in bringing ISCRAM to the Asia Pacific; the inaugural ISCRAM Asia Pacific conference was held in Wellington, November 2018. Tan was present to receive the award on his behalf.