2022 AMI Online Salon

How To Take Care Care of Yourself with Heart Failure

Project Detail

  • Entrant Name:  Shiyu Chen
  • Client: University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Copyright:  Shiyu Chen, 2022
  • Medium/software used: Adobe After Effects, Adobe Illustrator
  • Final presentation format: Videos on websites and social media
  • Primary Audience: Heart failure patients

Project Description

Congestive heart failure (HF) is a rapidly growing public health issue, with an estimated prevalence of greater than 37.7 million individuals. HF patients’ compliance to an assigned self-care regimen is crucial to the management of heart failure. This animation aims at educating heart failure patients about self-care strategies. Stylized graphic style, plain language and sound effects are used to enhance understandability and visual appealing. In addition, different color-coded backgrounds are used to emphasize the content, like yellow is used on alerting symptoms, red is used on emergent symptoms, and green is used on positive lifestyle changes. This animation may help heart failure patients pay more attention to their self-care and learn the strategies more successfully in their daily life.