Role: UX/UI Designer
Context: Gov2Com Coastal Resilience Challenge
Date: June 2016
Floods account for 40% of all natural disasters and are the number one natural disaster in the United States, creating $3.5 billion in flood insurance claims per year. The immediate impact of flooding includes death, property damage, loss of utilities, business and transportation disruptions, destruction of agriculture and livestock, and exposure to waterborne diseases. Not only do these disruptions cause inconvenience, but they can have significant costs and long term impacts on people's livelihoods, company's operations, and quality of life.
Sea level rise is a major issue for inhabitants of Hampton Roads and for most coastal communities in the U.S. and around the world. Flooding causes significant disruptions to residents lives in the areas of travel disruptions, property damage and insurance costs, utility outages, services, small business disruptions. Not only do these disruptions cause inconvenience, but they can have significant costs and long term impacts on peoples’ livelihoods, companies’ operations, and quality of life. Problems can be mitigated in many cases by better awareness and prediction. This allows people and businesses to either plan ahead or deal with impacts tactically in a more efficient manner.