Design Thinking Approach for Mobile Application Design of Disaster Mitigation Management

Amalia Suzianti, Adinda Dwi Wulandari, Almer Hafiz Yusuf, Anggar Belahakki, Febe Monika

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Effective disaster management lead to useful and reliable mitigation program. Mitigation program is an action to reduce the risk to life, property, social and economic activities, etc. from natural disasters. One of the most often disasters that occurred in Indonesia is a tsunami. Tsunami also had a lot of victims, including life victims, house, property, etc. This article focuses on using design thinking method as an approach to developing a mobile application for tsunami disaster management in Indonesia. The first step of the design thinking is empathizing with the user, which we have done by with the victims of the tsunami by interviewing one of the survivors. The second step is defining the user's needs. In the third step, ideation, we are doing brainstorming by using an affinity diagram. After that, we are developing the prototype by developing the beta version of the application to visualize the interfaces. Lastly, in the testing step in validating our mobile application prototype, we visited one of the schools in Banten which had experienced a tsunami disaster. In the end, we are discussing the results including from the pre-Test and post-Test results from students who had tried our application.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAPIT 2020 - 2020 2nd Asia Pacific Information Technology Conference
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9781450376853
Publication statusPublished - 17 Jan 2020
Event2nd Asia Pacific Information Technology Conference, APIT 2020 - Bali Island, Indonesia
Duration: 17 Jan 202019 Jan 2020

Publication series

NameACM International Conference Proceeding Series


Conference2nd Asia Pacific Information Technology Conference, APIT 2020
CityBali Island


  • design thinking
  • disaster management
  • mobile application
  • tsunami
  • user interface


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