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Summary of the article

  • Technology & tool for helping people from disaster

This article talk about a technology and a tool that can be used for helping and developing communication methods without internet connection during disasters in the future.

IT Concept (Slide 1 & 2)

Slide 1

An issue of communication being knocked out by the earthquake and tsunami in the poorer and less developed areas. The article gives examples of concepts that could be implemented into future scenarios, one example being a communication system being added after the Haiti earthquake in 2010.


Slide 2

A similar system that could use Google maps as a base software has been modeled to potentially be used for communication/ sharing information that could be used in future scenarios.


Areas of impact (Slides 3 and 4)

Communities/People
  • Those stuck in the disaster zone, limited access to technology, could be in a developing area with no real technological infrastructure (Slide 3)
  • Technology has lives in its hands, system failures could lead to drastic consequences (Slide 4)


Advantages & disadvantages on the main stakeholders (Slides 5,6,7,8)

Slide 5
Main stakeholders:
  • Developer
  • User
  • People who are living in affected area

Main stakeholders that are involved in this disasters are developer of tools and user, especially who are living in area that is been affected by earthquake and tsunami.

Slide 6

Advantages
  • broad communication
  • faster, and accurate news
  • get help

Advantages of using these tools are.. by using this tool, we can gather supports from the other countries or organizations.


Slide 7

Disadvantages
  • Limitation of use. Tools does not work without the Internet connection, or medium.

Basically, these tools can not be used without internet connection or medium such as phone, or computer. So this means, people that are living in affected areas are hard to get access to these tools, and only people who have both internet connection and medium, or sometimes only medium could use these tools.


What am I going to talk

areas of impact:
communities
Some places that were affected by earthquake has limited access to technology of the internet.

People
Earthquake affected the internet connections and some people who were living in affected area, lost all medium of commutation. Some people were too much relying on the technologies, and now they don't have connection to anyone.

Now I'm going to talk about advantages and disadvantages on stakeholders
Stakeholders that are involved in this topic are developer of these tools and actual user of those tools, especially, who are living in area that is been affected by earthquake and tsunami.

Advantages of using these tools
through these tools, people that are living in affected area can tell other people what they really needed, and we can gather supports from the other countries or organizations.

Disadvantages
Basically, most of tools can not be used without the internet connection or medium such as computer, iphone, or ipad. Some can be used through cellphone but there is a possibility to people could lose those mediums during disaster.


Ethical/social Issues (Slides 9,10,11,12,13)

Slide 9

What to put on slide:

Title: Quick IT Background

Picture:
external image schultz%20map.jpg

What I am going to say: (Don't put on slide)
So just to begin with I am just quickly going to cover the IT background. So basically the concept was to build something similar to this Google Maps here, an idea to allow people to locate nearby emergency services on the map.


Slide 10

What to put on slide:
Equality of access
  • Rural areas
  • Areas with no access to internet connection
  • Area due to disaster has no connectivity
  • Poorer people

What I am going to say: (Don't put on slide)
So first issue that is brought up with this concept is the equality of access. Considering a disaster did occur with the concept implemented people situated in rural areas might not have access to the internet or may not have the money to access the tool. Therefore making it useless to these certain people.

Slide 11

What to put on slide:
Reliability
  • Age of information
  • Lack of synchronous information

What I am going to say: (Don't put on slide)
Next we have the reliability of the information. First off it could be considered that the information posted could be days, weeks old and wouldn't need to be regarded. Also because this system is asynchronous the information wouldn't be real-time and things/situations could change in a short period of time.

Slide 12

What to put on slide:
Authenticity
  • Authenticity of Information
  • Who can post information

What I am going to say: (Don't put on slide)
The third thing to consider is the fact of authenticity. First off is how can we authenticate the information. It wouldn't be possible to narrow it down to one person as that person doesn't know what is happening over the entire country. Although letting the entire nation post information could bring false information again relating back to the reliability of the information.

Slide 13

What to put on slide:
Policies and Standards
  • Could help prevent reliability and authenticity problems
  • Although could hinder the amount of information

What I am going to say: (Don't put on slide)
Lastly is the Policies and standards. By adding in policies and standards could potentially fixed the considered problems previously, although adding in polices could hinder users from what they can and can't post and in a disaster situation could mean life or death.

TEAM 3 Power point

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Team_3_powerpoit_intro.pngSummary of the article
Team_3_powerpoit_slide_1.pngSlide 1: Issue

Team_3_powerpoit_slide_2.pngSlide 2: System

Team_3_powerpoit_slide_3.pngSlide 3: Areas of impact - communities

Team_3_powerpoit_slide_4.pngSlide 4: Areas of impact - People

Team_3_powerpoit_slide_5.pngAdvantages and disadvantages

Team_3_powerpoit_slide_6.pngSlide 5: main stakeholders
Team_3_powerpoit_slide_7.pngSlide 6: Advantages
Team_3_powerpoit_slide_8.pngSlide 7: Disadvantages


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Team_3_powerpoit_slide_10.pngSlide 8: it background
Team_3_powerpoit_slide_11.pngSlide 9: Equality of access

Team_3_powerpoit_slide_12.pngSlide 10: Reliability

Team_3_powerpoit_slide_13.pngSlide 11: Authenticity

Team_3_powerpoit_slide_14.pngSlide 12: Policies and Standards

Team_3_powerpoit_last_slide.pngLast slide: Source


Pictures that can be used in powerpoint


Possible useful sources:

http://grassrootsmapping.org/
http://www.webpronews.com/japan-earthquake-social-networkin-2011-03
http://www.japanearthquakes.org/2011/03/japan%E2%80%99s-earthquake-shows-the-strength-of-social-networking/