Flood Risk Calculator

Flood insurance calculator using FEMA rates. Tool embedded within GetFloodFluent.org, a public education initiative led by the Hampton Roads Planning District Commission (HRPDC), with financial support coming from the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation’s Dam Safety, Flood Prevention and Protection Assistance Fund Grant Program. Media coverage on the site in general in part provided by NBC-affiliate TV WAVY-10.

 

SLR Stories

Esri-based story mapping project juxtaposing NOAA’s Sea Level Rise Viewer with recorded stories of affected residents in Hampton Roads, Virginia and the Space Coast in Florida. This is a joint project between researchers at Old Dominion University and University of Central Florida, with financial support from SIGDOC’s Career Advancement Research Grant. Full article published in Communication Design Quarterly available here.

 

Virginia Beach Flood Resilience Community Outreach

A research team at Old Dominion University has developed and tested the Action-Oriented Stakeholder Engagement for a Resilient Tomorrow (ASERT) framework as a participatory approach to engage stakeholders in adaptation actions related to flooding and sea level rise (SLR), most recently the Comprehensive Sea Level Rise and Recurrent Flooding Response Plan developed by the City of Virginia Beach. See media coverage done in part by ABC affiliate WVEC-TV 13 News Now.

 

UX Testing on Climate Central’s Risk Zone Map

Conducted user experience (UX) testing on Climate Central’s Surging Seas: Risk Zone Map, which is a tool that allows users the opportunity to visually explore the extent to which sea level rise and other flooding events would affect their property and community. The results of the first round of testing were published in SIGDOC ’16: The 34th ACM International Conference on the Design of Communication Proceedings, and the second round results were published in the Journal of Business and Technical Communication. Funding provided by a Service-Learning Instructional Mini-Grant Award through Old Dominion University’s Office of Leadership and Student Involvement, with additional educational resources provided by UserTesting.com.