Crisis Named Resources on Online Media

Apoorva Chauhan and Amanda L. Hughes
Summary

This work explores the role of crisis named resources (CNRs) in the 2016 Fort McMurray wildfire response. CNRs are the social media accounts and pages named after a crisis event. This research investigates CNR lifecycles and their relevance to the wildfire. It also categorizes the content of these CNRs and report on the most popular Fort McMurray CNR on both Facebook and Twitter.



Information provided by the Official Information Sources on Online Media around Crisis

Apoorva Chauhan and Amanda L. Hughes
Summary

This work examines the online official information provided during the 2014 Carlton Complex Wildfire. This research identifies and describes the communication behaviors of four types of official information sources (Event Based Resources, Local Responders, Local News Media, and Cooperating Agencies) on their websites, public Facebook page, and/or Twitter account. It also reports the timeliness and relevance of the information provided.

Related Publication

Chauhan, Apoorva and Amanda L. Hughes (2017). Providing Online Crisis Information: An Analysis of Official Sources during the 2014 Carlton Complex Wildfire. In Proceedings of the 35th International Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2017). ACM, NY, pp. 399-408. (25% acceptance rate)



Design Dimensions of Augmented Reality in Mobile Technologies
Apoorva Chauhan,
Whitney Lewis, and Breanne K. Litts

Summary

This work examines the use of Augmented Reality (AR) in learning by introducing ‘location’ and ‘place’ as two key design dimensions for designing AR mobile technologies for learning.



Leveraging Mobile Technologies in Academic Advising in Higher Education

Tressa Haderlie, Apoorva Chauhan, Whitney Lewis, and Breanne K. Litts
Summary

Using the augmented reality features of a mobile game development platform, ARIS, a mobile application was designed for the USU’s psychology department called The Graduation Game (TGG). TGG addresses issues with current student advising procedures and aims to make advising information and resources more readily available to students.



Comparative Review of the First Aid App

Trilateral Research, Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems, Utah State University (Amanda L. Hughes and Apoorva Chauhan), and the Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre.
Summary

This work focused on understanding the google analytics of a Mexican First Aid App, Primeros Auxilios.

Related Publication

Trilateral Research, Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems, Utah State University (Amanda L. Hughes and Apoorva Chauhan), and the Asian Disaster Preparedness Centre (2016). Comparative Review of the First Aid App. Final Report to the Global Disaster Preparedness Center. http://preparecenter.org/resources/comparative-review-first-aid-app.



Use of Online Media by the Hurricane Sandy affected Fire and Police Departments

Amanda L Hughes and Apoorva Chauhan
Summary

This research focused on the use of Facebook, Twitter, Nixle (push notification service for the US government agencies), and online websites by fire and police departments affected by the 2012 Hurricane Sandy.

Related Publications

  1. Chauhan, Apoorva and Amanda L. Hughes (2016). Online Mentioning Behavior during Hurricane Sandy: References, Recommendations, and Rebroadcasts. In Proceedings of the 2016 Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management Conference (ISCRAM 2016). (Best student paper nomination)
  2. Hughes, Amanda L. and Chauhan, Apoorva (2015). Online Media as a Means to Affect Public Trust in Emergency Responders. In Proceedings of the 2015 Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management Conference (ISCRAM 2015).
  3. Chauhan, Apoorva and Hughes, Amanda L. (2015). Facebook and Twitter Adoption by Hurricane Sandy-affected Police and Fire Departments. In Proceedings of the 2015 Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management Conference (ISCRAM 2015).