Simon Fraser University, SIAT, PHD student work, Research Assistant, Spring 2012, Summer 2012

In my first three terms as a Ph.D. student at SIAT I had a cooperative Research Assistantship with Dr. Brian Fisher and Dr. Ron Wakkary. I worked in the field of Interaction Design and Visual Analytics (VA) for Emergency Management.

We observed the entire planning process of the emergency management planning of the City of Vancouver for the “Celebration of Lights” event in the summer. We looked at the process from a design perspective and then looked into discovering and articulating challenges that could be addressed in future research. We collected and documented a lot of data to the Visual Analytics group at SIAT.

I worked in collaboration with SIAT student Sara Salevati on this project.