Characterizing incidents reporting systems across applications domains

Marco Winckler, Cédric Bach, Regina Bernhaupt

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Incident reporting is a very well-known technique in application domains such as air traffic management and health, where specialized users are trained to provide detailed information about problems. Incident reporting systems are indeed complex systems that include many actors including the users reporting incidents, user's colleagues and neighbors, stakeholders, policymakers, systems integrations. Incident report systems might change (positively or negatively) the users' environment in many ways. In recent years, this kind of technique has been also been used in crisis management such as the hurricane Katrina. However, despite the fact that incident reporting systems using mobile technology are becoming more common, little is known about its actual use by the general population and which factors affect the user experience when using such system. In this paper we discuss the use of incident reporting system in critical context of use. In this paper we discuss the use of incident reporting system in several application domains. In particular we report findings in terms of dimensions that are aimed to identify social and technical aspects that can affect the design, development and use of incident reporting systems.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHuman-Computer Interaction
Subtitle of host publicationHuman-Centred Design Approaches, Methods, Tools, and Environments - 15th International Conference, HCI International 2013, Proceedings
Number of pages10
EditionPART 1
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jul 2013
Externally publishedYes
Event15th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2013 - Las Vegas, NV, United States
Duration: 21 Jul 201326 Jul 2013

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
NumberPART 1
Volume8004 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference15th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCI International 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityLas Vegas, NV


  • e-government
  • geo-localization
  • Incident reporting
  • m-government
  • mobility
  • user interface patterns


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