hi again <<First Name>>!

We hope this email finds you well. It has been a while since we’ve been in touch, COVID19 throwing a spanner in the works, affecting our lives both professionally and personally. We are excited to see the vaccines rolling out, but realise that we’re not out of the woods yet, or even close. Information Design also has an important role to play there, with the correction of misconceptions perhaps the biggest challenge.

To support EMs during these challenging times we are offering a few “Zoom happy hours” for our members: you get the chance to introduce us to your work and pick our brains on any challenges you face. Interested? Send us an email at

Stay safe and healthy,
Saskia, Claudine, Klaus, Tingyi, Rodrigo and Julia

research & practice

Jack the bearded dragon

Meet Jack!

Jack is a bearded dragon, and she will be featuring in an online talk by DNEM’s Saskia on the importance of including animals as an integral aspect of public communication before, during, and after emergencies.

So if you’re curious Jack’s story, head on over to the website of the Global Animal Disaster Management Conference (GADMC) and register for this online conference for free. GADMC will be online from February 15-24. It is an emergency management conference world-first that looks at the considerations for animals and brings together leading emergency experts in this field.

Saskia’s talk is on at 23:00 Tuesday February 23, Amsterdam Time

(That’s 11:00 on Wednesday 24 in Auckland, New Zealand; Wednesday February 24 06:00 for Tapei, Taiwan; Tuesday February 23, 19:00 in Santiago, Chile; and Tuesday February 23, 14:00 in Los Angeles, USA).

Register for GADMC

Connected vehicle data provides real-time hurricane evacuation information

This article caught our eye late last year and is an exiting example of how technology and the Internet of Things (IoT) can be used in emergency management.

In this case, the data transmitted by millions of connected cars is turned into useful up-to-date information to assist the Eastern Transportation Coalition, planners and agencies to make informed decisions during evacuations.

Read the full article

art & design

Tools for remote collaboration

Those of us who are in the lucky position to be able to work from home during the pandemic have been forced to turn to online collaboration tools to get, and keep, projects up and running.

Collaboration Superpowers has compiled a great list of tools and apps that help to support remote teams with their collaborations. So, while the pandemic persists, why not check out some of these to strengthen your team?

Visit Collaboration Superpowers

what we’re reading

The Creative Empathy Field Guide

This book by award-winning human experience designer Brian Pagán provides a practical toolkit for applying empathy to your work.

It’s a short easy read, but don’t let that fool you! It is absolutely packed to the rafters with valuable information and techniques that can help anyone to develop their empathetic ability.

It’s exactly this ability that will help you to be better at your job, and at life in general: empathy can aid you in understanding people’s latent needs or tacit knowledge, and thus assist you to better support them to live healthier and more fulfilling lives.

In addition, by nurturing empathy we develop compassion, which allows us to turn feelings into actions. In the case of emergency management this means that we can turn our understanding of the other’s experience into actions that help keep them safe before, during and after emergencies.

Get your copy here

Want to read more about empathy? Check out these suggestions

have you read our book yet?

Have you checked out our book yet? It presents the contents of the first DNEM workshop on Design for emergency management. Intended for emergency managers and other interested parties, this guidebook provides an easily accessible overview of visual language, iconography, cognition in emergencies, rapid prototyping, evaluation and ethics.

In this book we aim to introduce you to some key ideas, and provide you with easy-to-use tools to incorporate these design concepts into your day-to-day work.

And stay tuned! We are currently developing this material further to better support you.

Get your copy here

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