Health care is undergoing a revolution as patients have access to more and more information via Internet by the use of computers and mobile devices. In recognition of the rapidly growing need for patient first aid education, a collection of first aid self-care animations was created to improve treatment decisions and outcome safety. These animations are available for people via VisualDxHealth, a consumer focused website developed by Logical Images, Inc. The objective of the project was to produce simple and easy to understand first aid animations for a specific target audience. The production pipeline started with meeting with the client, drawing storyboards, deciding the art direction, animating, testing and ended with the final output. Working through this pipeline was beneficial to the workflow of the thesis. It allowed to manage my time more effectively to the production of the project and had more successful results. A combination of three-dimensional models and two-dimensional computer graphics were used in creating the animations. The project included an evaluation to determine how well learners accessing this site understood the instructions. The test group included a specific target audience determined by Logical Images, Inc. which was women between the ages of 30-50 years, who have a college degree and may be looking online for health information for themselves or family members. The results were recorded, analyzed and used during the revision stages for the animations. The project concluded with the final production of self-care animations for Blister, Foreign Objects in Eyes, Skin , Mouth and Nose, Wound, Nosebleed, Splinter and Tick Bite.
Library of Congress Subject Headings
First aid in illness and injury--Computer-assisted instruction; Medical illustration; Computer graphics--Design; Computer animation--Technique
Department, Program, or Center
School of Art (CIAS)
Franklin, Paula, "First aid when and where you need it, development of first aid self-care, patient education for web and mobile devices" (2008). Thesis. Rochester Institute of Technology. Accessed from
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