to make effective and informed decisions regarding their safety and well-being
before, during and after an emergency

empower people We

to engage the public, private and government sectors
with disaster preparedness and risk management

design experiences
DNEM3 We communicate

at multiple levels, to a variety of audiences
in visual language, in your language


Our work encompasses award-winning global efforts from an interdisciplinary team to improve the lives of others during disasters.

We are designers, scientists and communication specialists working with our communities to make them safer.



We design individual pieces of information, but we also recognise that these act in a much larger system, which is an environment that we’re also delighted to design. Whether you’re looking for a one-off concept or a long-term professionally executed campaign, get in touch to see how we can help you.


DNEM provides consultation for community organisations, non-profits, businesses and governments. Our team is available to provide specialized and theory-driven evaluations that allow us to best aid our customers and partners.


Learn in real-time from interdisciplinary experts in the field while participating in hands-on activities to get the most immersive learning experience for Emergency Managers or anyone interested in disasters, risk reduction and design.

Research & education

Our practice is based on research. We conduct our own quantitative and qualitative evaluations of our work, which in itself builds on an extensive knowledge base from a wide variety of disciplines. Moreover, we love sharing what we know, such as in our first book ‘Design for Emergency Management’.

Clients & Partners


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Call for papers!

We are pleased to announce the call for papers for a special issue of the Design Research for…
Animals as an integral aspect of public communication

Saskia presents at GADMC

Saskia will be presenting some of her current work on including animals in disaster risk communications before, during…

Tsunami evacuation routes at Laguna Beach

If you’re at Laguna Beach (California, USA) keep an eye out for these tsunami evacuation route signs: not…

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Workshop guidebook now available!

This guidebook presents the contents of the first DesignNetwork for Emergency Management (DNEM) workshopon Design for emergency management.…


DNEM’s Klaus wins Red Dot Design Award

We congratulate our own Klaus Kremer for winning a Red Dot design award for his Floodscape app. Floodscape…