ViPER Case Study

ViPER’s baseline user interface is completely customizable to integrate all the capabilities your planning environment requires.

ViPER Case Study

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The baseline interface will be built upon to incorporate all data sources, collaborators, and capabilities you need to ensure efficient and adaptable planning. For examples of possible capabilities, please see Planning User Interface.

Case Study: Earthquakes

This case study represents a potential prototype that can be customized to fit specific user needs. 

To show how ViPER can be customized, our team of Human Factors Engineers and UX Designers gathered data on natural disaster planning and response. Below is an interface prototype depicting possible functionalities for planning an earthquake response.

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This prototype utilizes a standard toolbar along the top of the display with the View option pinned. View enables the user to switch their map type and apply customizable map overlays. With the overlay “Impact Zone” selected, users can see the areas where the earthquake occurred and pinpoints the epicenter.

The application accordion panel is located on the right-hand side of the interface. This accordion can be collapsed/expanded and contains the complex capabilities of the interface. Included in this prototype are an alert center, timeline/event manager, resource manager, and a weather application. The application shown in the prototype is the Resource Manager. This allows users to view, filter, and select resource locations on the map which appear as chosen icons (i.e.: house = shelter, water = sustenance, etc.). The opened resource shown is for shelter locations. This capability allows users to designate a minimum capacity limit and apply predetermined filters, such as proximity to the incident. This filters are determined by the planning team and can be updated/deleted at any time.

The chat box icon at the bottom right of the interface creates a pop-up when clicked. This contains the team’s collaboration capabilities. In this space, users can create teams, send messages to teams or individuals, schedule meetings, share files, and show the planning team’s calendar. This can be altered and other capabilities can be added based on your needs.

This prototype was designed for a single display view; multiple display interface capabilities would appear differently.