Link for prototype: http://fac.philipzak.com/
Services where people are encourage sharing images of post disaster areas.
The reason behind doing this is that people eyewitness accounts are very important in disaster situations especially when the local news is incapacitated. This will help people by informing them and empowering them.
It’s a website that gives you the map of a city the users are able to see which areas or districts were affected by a particular disaster or event.
A computer and working Internet
Name: Prep Time
Description: A website for local citizens that accepts donations for distribution to members as well as provide a service where our team work with local citizens with being prepared for storms and disaster.
My idea derived from when Hurricane Sandy hit my neighborhood. We all lost power; therefore we all pitched in to ensure that our neighbors had everything that they needed from ice, to batteries and so forth. The storm also showed us how unprepared we were for something like what occurred. My project is a member website where locals can join and buy items that is needed in the Case of an emergency. These items will be available for delivery to your home upon request (24-48 hours delivery time). We all know that losing power is a big issue during the storm; therefore the site offers services that will follow up with you during the time of a storm. We will first try to contact you via phone, and if we are unsuccessful doing so, we will make a trip to your home to provide you with your emergency kit that you set up on our website.
The material used consist only of my laptop, design software and a server to host the website.
With regards to test cases, I would promote the website locally via flyers, local papers and radio commercials to see how many people that I could get to sign up. Offer a free trial and send surveys to the members for feedback.
We got attached to the game we thought up, so we’re sticking with it. Mostly. We’re going to set our game in the the post cybernetic apocalypse (organic computers got invented, people stuck em in our brains, and after a while the computers realized people suck and killed those who stuck em in their heads!) where resources and trading makes your life a looot easier. You COULD play by yourself, but you’d have a much easier time trading with other people around the world (in later development, your location would determine your resources).
I went the image showing all the different kinds of cancers
Its not hard to understands what the image is about because the title is straight forward but things that would simply make this better would be the addition of a key for one. A key gives a way to accurately interpret what it is we are looking at. Without one we are left to interpret it in our own way and not the way it was intended to be viewed. The second things is that some form of tabular data could be added to emphasize what we are looking at. Being doing that we can better understand the scope of the problem.
I remember receiving emails and graphs about the casualities while is was in the military but becase of poor design the information lost much of its impact.
During hurricane sandy we saw the best and some times the worst come out of people. A lot of our emergency responders did great work before, during and after the hurricane. We are planing to make a game using bender that will involve you driving a ambulance during the hurricane. Objectives will include picking up and dropping off items and getting to places with in a certain amount of time.Objectives will differ depending on how well you complete the last one and what “time of day it is in the game”. Once you complete you “shift” the game will be over and you will receive a score.
Team Disco Ninjas: Michael Perez, Phillip Zak
Title: Static Cloud
Description: Due to the severity of the hurricane that has affected our area we decided to create a map that can be accessed by those affected. We plan on using maps and identifying locations that have offered a service of some kind to those less fortunate. Whether it is a phone charging station to food and clothing banks, we will identify these locations and provide some basic information. We will also add a web chat where users can hop on and talk to each other and put each other into contact because what we need in this time is to stand together.
Project Title : “Pocket Gopher”
During the chaos time of hurricane Sandy, we were shocked because we realized we did not have enough information of our neighborhood. We did not know when a subway would run, which gas station actually had gas, or where is the shelter, shuttle bus stop, and so on.
So, I thought it would be great if we had a mobile application which we can share information in our town. The base is very similar to ‘Twitter’, but the difference is when someone post useful information of certain area, you can get a alert text message if you are in the same (or near) area.
For example, if you happen to know that every train service is suspended between Jay st. and 42 st. Time Sq. due to the heavy rain, you can post about this via the application “pocket gopher”. Then, the server automatically sort out the location and send message to all the members in the area (Jay st / 42 st Time Sq.)
I named this project “pocket gopher” because as you know, gophers (ground squirrels) are altruistic animals. They frequently stand watch at the entrance to their tunnels and whistle when predators are spotted, causing all the other gophers to run for the safety of the tunnels. Just like this, you can help lots of people with posting valuable information via “pocket gopher”.