First Aid Guide
Putting the fun back into First-Aid Basics
- Text Systems
- Digital Interaction
- Complex Grids
Communications Studio 3
- Fall 2018
- 2 months
The St. Margaret Family Health Centers contacted our studio to revisit a first aid guide originally made for school nurses in 1991. Our task was to each develop a physical artifact and eBook that re-contextualizes and rethinks the organizational system and voice of the original. Our individual designs were then used to inform Dr. Ann McGaffey, who is currently working on updating the guide.I chose first year college students as my audience because they are adapting to a new living environment. This led to the consideration of graphic style, scale, and wording that best suits this user group.
To start, I explored type families I felt would be appropriate for my audience. I chose Circular STD in the end for its warmth and distinctive quirks. Circular is based primarily off of geometric forms, allowing for easier “play” or editing of the type forms.
At this point I find ways to group the ailments by categories. I had considered organizing the content entirely by alphabetical order, but decided against it to group the topics in recognizable sub-areas. In the end I decided on Soft Tissue, Muscle and Bone, and Other.