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Creating an interactive infographic to communicate awareness for diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma

Vafi, Q.I. (2021) Creating an interactive infographic to communicate awareness for diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma.

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Abstract:Parents who have a child diagnosed with Brain Stem Cancer, also known as DIPG, currently face a hard time understanding what the disease exactly is and does to their child. The available information about DIPG is often too scientific for the average human to read. This study aims to determine how this problem can be targeted in order to decrease the gap between the medical world and the families trying to understand terms they have never heard of before and to find a way on how to effectively communicate Brain Stem Cancer to these affected families. To help these affected families, an interactive infographic has been created. The infographic illustrates a journey that the affected family can walk through while coming across different types of topics related to DIPG such as possible treatment, medication, research done and more. The user can decide for themselves which topics they would like to know more about, by clicking the topic. The interactive infographic aims to give the user general important information about DIPG while making them feel comfortable and without feeling overwhelmed by the amount of information. If they do not feel ready to know about a particular topic yet, they can decide to not inform themselves and only read the topics that they would like to read. The interactive infographic was positively received by the client, the Tobias Sybesma Foundation, and by the participants from the user evaluation. They think that the interactive infographic radiates calmness and includes a good amount of understandable information about DIPG, which indicates that the interactive infographic can be an effective way to communicate DIPG.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:EEMCS: Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science
Programme:Creative Technology BSc (50447)
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