Designing for Distributed Collaboration in Wilderness Search and Rescue
Brennan Jones. (2018). Designing for Distributed Collaboration in Wilderness Search and Rescue. In CSCW ’18 Companion: Companion of the 2018 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work and Social Computing, 77–80. Notes: doctoral consortium contribution.
Wilderness search and rescue (SAR) is a critical operation that requires careful team collaboration. Even with current technologies, SAR workers still face communication difficulties when working outside in challenging conditions. The goal of my thesis work is to understand how communication and collaboration interfaces can be designed to better support wilderness-SAR teams while distributed in an outdoor environment with challenging terrain and conditions.
distributed collaboration, outdoors, search and rescue, situation awareness, team communication