Apoorve Chokshi

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Emergency response planning is a process that involves many different stakeholders who may communicate concurrently with different channels and exchange different information artefacts. The planning typically occurs in an emergency operations centre (EOC) and involves personnel both in the room and also in the field. The EOC provides an interesting context(More)
Emergency response planning is a complicated process, with different forms of communication and information being exchanged amongst emergency response personnel during the course of an emergency. This information and communication exchange, led to the development of our multi-surface emergency response-planning prototype, to address communication and(More)
Over a billion people use social networking sites like Facebook to maintain awareness of their friends. Facebook's News Feed is the primary mechanism by which people are shown updates about their friends' daily activities on the site in the form of an algorithmically curated list of stories. This paper examines how people browse the News Feed, their(More)
In this paper, we discuss how personnel in emergency operation centres (EOC) use peripheral interactions in the context of emergency response planning where multiple devices are concurrently updated with information from different sources both from inside and outside the EOC. We present ePlan Multi-Surface, our multi-surface prototype for emergency response(More)
With the ubiquity of smartphones and the use of social media, people can share information with a population once reserved to traditional media (e.g. print, television, or radio). This combination has empowered citizens to use social media to share and disseminate information during emergencies, like the 2013 Southern Alberta floods and Bermuda Shorts Day(More)
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