Designing the avocado of uncertainty visualization

Natural disasters are on the rise due to climate change, making it crucial for first responders to act quickly and efficiently. CrisisReady and DirectRelief have developed ReadyMapper, an interactive dashboard, to aid decision-making during emergencies like forest fires and hurricanes. The dashboard allows users to upload real-time data on disasters and visualize it alongside demographic data. For hurricanes, the dashboard includes wind speed probability data, referred to as the “avocado of uncertainty.” The design prioritizes key information at different zoom levels, helping decision-makers assess areas of interest quickly. ReadyMapper also generates reports summarizing key findings for efficient response to disasters. Stamen’s collaboration with CrisisReady highlights the importance of data-driven decision-making in emergency response.

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