Social Media in Disaster Response

How Experience Architects Can Build for Participation by Liza Potts

Welcome to the digital home of Social Media in Disaster Response, a new book published by Routledge and part of the ATTW Series in Technical and Professional Communication.


Within this site you can find information about the bookthe authoractor-network theoryANT diagramsexample syllabi, and a regularly updated blog on recent disasters.

Social Media in Disaster Response focuses on how emerging social web tools provide researchers and practitioners with new opportunities to address disaster communication and information design for participatory cultures. 

Social Media in Disaster Response addresses this situation by presenting the results of a large-scale sociotechnical usability study on how everyday people communicate during times of crisis. This is an analysis of the way social web applications are transformed, by participants, into a critical information infrastructure during disasters.

This book provides researchers with methods, tools, and examples for researching and analyzing these communication systems while providing practitioners with design methods and information about these participatory spaces to assist them in influencing the design and structure of these systems.

You can read a sample chapter or order Social Media in Disaster Response on Amazon or through Routledge.