Kirk St. Amant

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As recent media coverage of Ebola has demonstrated, there is a growing need to communicate health and medical information effectively on a global scale (Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, 2014). In fact, the ability to address a range of health and medical issues – such as the containment of infectious diseases – requires communication designers to(More)
Culture can be difficult to define, yet it is central to almost everything humans do. Culture shapes how individuals view the world -- what they consider right and wrong or appropriate and inappropriate -- and often provides the lens through which they perceive communication and create messages (Sardi & Flammia, 2011; Varner & Beamer, 2015). As(More)
Increasingly, health and medical communication involves a global perspective. This perspective now includes coordinating international efforts ranging from treating globally dispersed patients to containing infectious diseases. In many cases, the focus of such information is instructional---content that tells individuals how to perform certain health-or(More)
The culture we are part of tells us what aspects of design constitute "good" both in terms of aesthetics and usability. When it comes to technologies, these factors must be addressed for a given item to be successfully adopted by and correctly used within a particular culture. To put these ideas into practice, consider the following: A given interface might(More)
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