John is a PhD student interested in design considerations for emergency response technologies. He comes to his PhD studies with over 15 years of software development experience including the first internet-streaming consumer-electronics devices. John spends a lot of time thinking about information visualization, emergent intelligences, decision making, and virtual collaborations. In his spare time, he volunteers with various youth and outreach programs. He also enjoys films, games, and music. John holds a B.S. in Psychology from the University of Washington.