Open Access Open Access  Restricted Access Subscription or Fee Access

Using mind mapping technology for personal preparedness planning

Allison P. Chen, BS Candidate, Alexander H. Chang, BA, Edbert B. Hsu, MD, MPH

Abstract


Objective: Organizing key information for personal disaster preparedness in an efficient and accessible format is critical to ensure practical utility. The authors examine the use of mind mapping technology to organize personal disaster preparedness information and explore the potential of mind mapping software as a tool to create individual and family preparedness resources.

Design: The general features of mind maps are considered and a sample family preparedness plan was created using TheBrain, a mind mapping software.

Results: Mind maps are a promising tool to organize personal preparedness plans with the ability to include significant amounts of varied information in a structure that emphasizes relationships between topics and enables collaborative sharing.


Keywords


mind map, mind mapping, personal disaster preparedness, TheBrain

Full Text:

PDF

References


Davies M: Concept mapping, mind mapping and argument mapping: what are the differences and do they matter? Higher Edu. 2011; 63(3): 279-301.

Eppler M: A comparison between concept maps, mind maps, conceptual diagrams, and visual metaphors as complementary tools for knowledge construction and sharing. Inf Visualization. 2006; 5: 202-210.

World Health Organization: WHO Strategic Communications Framework for effective communications. Available at https://www.who.int/mediacentre/communication-framework.pdf. Accessed May 16, 2019.

Federal Emergency Management Agency: Make a plan. Available at https://www.ready.gov/make-a-plan. Accessed April 20, 2019.

American Red Cross: Disaster preparedness plan. Available at https://www.redcross.org/get-help/how-to-prepare-for-emergencies/make-a-plan.html. Accessed April 20, 2019.

TheBrain: The ultimate digital memory. Available at https://www.thebrain.com. Accessed June 27, 2019.

Mayo Clinic: First-aid kits: Stock supplies that can save lives. Available at https://www.mayoclinic.org/first-aid/first-aid-kits/basics/art-20056673. Accessed June 27, 2019.

Department of Homeland Security: Ready.gov. Available at https://www.ready.gov. Accessed June 17, 2019.




DOI: https://doi.org/10.5055/ajdm.2019.0320

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.