DisastARcons: UX and Product Management

USE CASE: DisastARcons, UX and Product Management

Situation: An 8.8 earthquake happens causing a devastating tsunami in Seattle. 1st responders have performed search and rescue. You are a member of FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency), responsible for the coordination and response to a disaster that has occurred in the United States and that overwhelms the resources of local and state authorities.

Business challenge: A Government Accountability Office (GAO) 2015 audit report of FEMA found response capability gaps through national-level exercises and real-world incidents. The audit also found the status of FEMAs actions to address these gaps was not collected by or reported to the Department of Homeland Security or Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). --Anthony Kimery, Editor-in-Chief, Homeland Security Today.

Process: DisastARcons uses the Microsoft HoloLens for damage assessment by visually inspecting and marking areas that need attention or that are health/safety risks. DisastARcons increases efficiency in capturing and sharing accurate data AND measures the time between identification and resolution.

Why Hololens? Always in front of you. The HoloLens utilizes the user's entire field of view vs. most devices, such as a cell phone (Google Cardboard) that uses a limited rectangle of view and dependent in the users holding the device. Example use case: second shift, all data will always be accessible and compiled by all user. Hands free. The HoloLen has the highest fidelity, it can do 3D, 360° (4π steradian) constitution of entire surroundings. The HoloLen is always in front of you and utilizes the user's entire field of view vs. most devices, such as a cell phone (Google Cardboard) that uses a limited rectangle of view and dependent in the users holding the device. Example use case: second shift, all data will always be accessible and compiled by all user. Hands free.

DisastARcons user journey
DisastARcons user journey

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