The purpose of this research is to identify any usability issues and opportunities to improve the design for superb communication of volcanic hazards and risks. From this research, insights into the intuitiveness and risk-communication deficiencies of these hazard maps will help create a new methodology for evaluation map-based communication products implemented by USGS and its partners/stakeholders, Risk COP members, and practitioners around the world to alleviate volcanic risk and hazards.
Volentine, R. (2021, June). Simplified Volcano Hazard Maps User-Experience (UX) Study Results. Report prepared for USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory. User-Experience Laboratory, Center for Information and Communication Studies, University of Tennessee. USGS Simplified Map UX Report_Group 1.pdf