CC26-Design a web/video tutorial to help Citizen Scientists use our web prototype

Project start and end dates:
2022-02-15 to 2022-04-11

Goals & Objectives

We would like to have a short web tutorial/video created to help “citizen scientists” safely take and upload observations during or after a flood. 

The tutorial may cover : 

  • Minimum mobile device requirements to record flood observations 
  • Tips on the best use of video or photographic equipment to record flood observations 
  • Instructions on how to provide the most accurate and useful observation information 
  • Safety tips 
Project Outcome

The Concordia University students built a web video tutorial to help citizen scientist using our web application to safely take and upload observations during or after a flood. The video tutorials will go a long way in improving our prototype’s user experience.

The students were always pleasant, professional ,and keen to understand our project goals and b-objectives , and always willing to go the extra mile to help achieve them.

Their contribution was of value to our prototype design work.



We would like to thank the students Josiah Della Foresta, Ana Victoria Balderas De La Rosa, Kristen Irvine and Professor Julie Corrigan of ETEC 681 course. *

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Related Project

OASIS: Software Solutions for Climate Change Problems

Software can help the world respond to climate change impacts and disasters.

In 2019 we set out to investigate if there is a need for a solution that gives citizens personalized help preparing for and recovering from climate change impacts and lets trusted authorities assist them and report on their results.

As part of this effort, a great deal of market and technical research was conducted over the last few years. Over 140 students have been involved so far, in dozens of academic institutions in Canada and internationally.

Our greatest finding is the willingness of citizens to take responsibility and help themselves, their neighbors and community plan for, mitigate and recover from climate change impacts and disasters. We also confirmed that a software solution can be built to help overcome the barriers they face when trying to do so.

Now we’re working on a prototype and sharing our findings and progress. Find out more on our OASIS project website!

Academic Institution

Concordia University

Montreal, Quebec, Canada 

Concordia University is an English-language public comprehensive research university located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Founded in 1974 following the merger of Loyola College and Sir George Williams University, Concordia is one of the three universities in Quebec where English is the primary language of instruction. 

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