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FUTURES: Development of a web-based reproductive health education program for adolescent and young adult males with sickle cell disease.

Project graphic detailing Sickle Cell Trait education

Project Description

Apply a health literacy-focused and user-centered design approach to expand and refine a web-based reproductive health education program (FUTURES) for male adolescents and young adults with sickle cell disease and their caregivers. 


Information design, Interactive design, Narrative design, User research, Health literacy 

Advising Team  

Peter Kwok Chan
Yvette Shen
Ben McCorkle, Department of English 
Susan Creary, Nationwide Children’s Hospital
Leena Nahata, Nationwide Children’s Hospital 

Student Team

Undergraduate (senior level) and graduate design students 

Preferred Qualifications and Skills

- Proficient in graphic design software such as Adobe Creative Suite to create visually appealing and engaging visual 
- Understanding of UX principles and UX research methods to create intuitive and human-centered interactive
- Experienced in organizing and presenting complex information in a clear, concise, and visually appealing manner. 
- Experienced in designing interactive elements, such as animations, interactive prototypes, and user interfaces. Having
   some programming skills such as JavaScript or Python is a plus.
- Interested in learning about the medical field and health literacy principles to accurately communicate and simplify
  complex medical information. 
- Strong written and verbal communication skills to effectively collaborate with healthcare professionals, researchers,
  and other stakeholders, as well as to translate technical information into accessible language for the target audience. 
- Ability to work collaboratively with multidisciplinary teams and embrace the opportunity to conduct research on
  interdisciplinary subjects. 

Project Time Frame

 On-going, 2024