Prototyping & Testing
We were prompted to create an application or physical product using digital twins. We were all interested in crisis management and soon narrowed it down to wildfires as technology might be the missing tool in fighting these natural disasters.
+ Understand the perspective of those living in wildfire prone areas
+ See how knowledgeable residents are about wildfires
+ Dive into people’s experience with wildfires
+ Establish basic knowledge about combating wildfires
+ Figure out where digital twins can be useful with wildfires
+ Understand what are the general protocols for preparing for wildfire
+ Understand fire prevention and suppression methods in detail
+ Learn about how forest fires can be better combated compared to what is currently being done
+ Get professional opinions on what problem areas we should be focusing on
+ Get a general understanding of people’s wildfire education
+ See how various people have been affected by wildfires
+ Understand the basic needs of a resident living in a wildfire prone area
Shifting our Focus
What makes a fire- adapted community?
As we started conceptualizing, we came up with 2 concepts.
We chose to focus on the first concept but with additional features from the second concept.
Gaining clear information architecture allows our users an easier and smoother way to navigate around our application. To gain a better understanding of our user's preferences and intuition, we tweaked our application format according to the results gained