2018 AMI Online Salon

Midwifery Enhanced e-Textbook

Project Detail

  • Artist(s):  Jennifer Belanger
  • Contributors: Beth Murray-Davis, Eric Cheng, Caitlin O’Connell, Marina Spyridis, Sarah Kim, Jung-Hee Lee, Mark Belan, Josh Mitchell, Bruce Wainman; Hamilton, Ontario
  • Client: McMaster University
  • Copyright: © 2017 Dr. Beth Murray-Davis
  • Medium / software used: Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Premiere CC 2017
  • Final presentation format: Adobe Acrobat Reader, computer only (not for mobile/tablet)
  • Primary audience: Undergraduate Midwifery Students

Project Description

Traditional clinical textbooks focus on pathological findings for male and female anatomy. For midwifery students, this means their educational resources lack the specific knowledge required to care for healthy, low-risk childbearing clients. Our team sought to address this gap by creating Canada’s first midwifery textbook.

Considerations for file type included:

  • Device agnostic and fully accessible offline (for students in areas with limited/no internet)
  • Primary usage on home computer (>83% of students reported studying with a laptop)

Design goals included:

  • Multiple options for internal navigation to enhance usability
  • Diverse and inclusive illustrations that are representative all students and clients
  • Unit-specific palettes and visual identities for easy text scanning, searching, scrolling
  • Interactive pop-up definitions and quiz questions, label toggles, embedded videos

We are now in the student evaluation stage for this e-textbook