The purpose of this study is to show that patient education needs a new look and can gain much value through the utilization of graphic design. It calls attention to the fact that this sort of education is highly overlooked and not given the attention it needs. Using graphic design skills can help draw the recognition that is necessary to improve communications. Visual appeal and breaking down information that is often overwhelming is what is needed. Design is meant to gather information, organize, problem solve and communicate. Through this exploration, design has been evaluated to present ways in which it can promote motivation and long-lasting skills that can improve one’s quality of life. In the long run, a robust visual communication would benefit not only the patient but also medical professionals as it would help them in their everyday duties through better patient satisfaction and funding.
Amanda Childress | 2018 M.F.A. Thesis