Effective communication of household wildfire risk through WebGIS: considerations in content, representation and design

Yinghui Cao

    Research output: ThesisDoctoral Thesis

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    Abstract

    This thesis demonstrated a personalised, map-based warning approach to provide effective wildfire warnings to the public. Theoretical and empirical studies were conducted to identify appropriate content, representations, and interactive design for developing a webGIS based warning tool. By providing empirically tested visual information, the proposed method has the potential to substantially improve public response to warnings. Whilst focused primarily on Australia , this design can be extended for application in other countries by accounting for local contexts. The holistic user-centred approach adopted in this research also provides systematic methodological guidance for designing effective map-based warnings for other hazards.
    Original languageEnglish
    QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
    Awarding Institution
    • The University of Western Australia
    Award date15 Dec 2016
    Publication statusUnpublished - 2016

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