Academy of BC Children's Hospital (A.B.C.H.)
The Academy of B.C. Children's Hospital (ABCH) is a group project in collaboration with B.C. Children's Hospital that involves building a new framework for their existing website.
The design problem is that there is a massive amount of information presented in a rather dry and static way, and we do acknowledge that a hospital website needs to be highly informative. How could we present this material in a manner that encourages the interaction of exchanging and receiving this health knowledge within and outside the website? During the process, we came up with the idea that people learn the most through teaching, when they're reiterating their knowledge to other people. The final outcome revolves around the idea of sharing.
Our design solution is to create a platform - an extension of the B.C. Children's Hospital website - where parents and their children can learn about general health and to raise their health awareness in areas such as chronic illnesses, treatments, hygiene, and nutrition. This online community promotes the notion of sharing and spreading knowledge to other families through social media.