Coastal Resilience Challenge 2016
Interactive 'Canes Submission
University of Miami School of Communication
The Coastal Resilience Challenge asked us to design a mobile application that empowers the Hampton Road community when dealing with flood and hazard mitigation planning. By performing extensive research and stakeholder interviews, our team was able to identify major issues affecting cities impacted by floods such as a heavy reliance on emergency dispatchers, anxious citizens not knowing where to find hyper-local information and small business owners who often lack an emergency plan. Using what we learned, we decided to address these key issues by building three separate applications. Each application aims to benefit a segment of the Hampton Roads community: citizens, small business owners, and emergency responders/local governments.
This application was designed to ease residents concerns and anxieties after a severe weather incident. AfterStorm provides users with the information they most want and need during and after weather emergencies by leveraging natural language processing and a familiar messaging interface.
This application was designed to enable information sharing in real-time for safety and issue resolution. Civen empowers citizens to take charge of their safety and their communities by allowing them to report and learn about hazardous conditions such as flooding, burst pipes and potholes.
By centralizing communications in one easy to use app, BPrep streamlines communication between businesses and their employees, helping business owners to save time, protect employees and resources.