CHIME Research: Development and Testing of Information Prototypes

Risk information presented in a manner that allows people to visualize and personalize this information at a local scale (e.g., neighborhoods) can help communicate potential impacts and damages from hurricanes and other hazards. To investigate the potential of geospatial visual technologies in communicating hurricane risk with members of the public, the project team will utilize knowledge gained throughout the project to develop prototype visual messages integrating physical and societal risk information. We will then use focus groups with members of the general population to explore people’s information and protective behavioral responses to these prototypes.