Into the Great White Open

Illustration of woman running out of messy closet thinking "These jeans are the best!"

In Episode 1 of our space series, we discussed the importance of using space to improve readability by “chunking” text. In Episode 2, we’re going to discuss the wonders of including white space in your design. Let’s take a non-writing example: Think of your closet before and after you clean it. Before, it’s a jumbled anxiety-provoking […]

Team Plain Language!

Doctors talking in medical speak

As advocates for health literacy and plain language, we need to be ready to respond to a skeptic at a moment’s notice. Team Jargon can be intimidating, but with the right tools, we can win! Every effective advocate has go-to arguments on hand, so we wanted to share a few of our favorites to help […]

Reflections on TEDMED 2013 and Hopes for TEDMED 2014

  The following is a guest post by Dr. Ivor Braden Horn, a board-certified pediatrician and leading thinker on how social media and mobile health technology can be used to improve health outcomes in underserved populations. She is an NIH-funded investigator whose research interests focus on health care communications and child health disparities.     […]

We are the 90%

Health Literacy Infographic

According to the most recent data on literacy in the United States, only 10 percent of adults have the knowledge and skills needed to understand important information about their health. Our access to health services and informed health decision-making are dependent on this information. So what about the other 90 percent? We all want – […]

Inspiration and Innovation at UPA Boston’s 11th Annual Usability & User Experience Conference

How can organizations better involve clients in the design process? Are formal written reports the best way to communicate usability test findings? How can we engage new users in mobile and Web-based games for behavior change? These were a few of the questions that were explored at the 2012 UPA Boston Conference. UPA 2012 allowed […]

Gearing Up for UPA Boston

UPA Boston Logo

The regional chapter of the Usability Professionals’ Association in Boston – UPA Boston – is hosting its annual Usability and User Experience Conference this Monday, May 7th. We’re excited to attend once again and are busy putting the final touches on our presentation. This conference is a unique opportunity for CommunicateHealth to highlight the intersection […]

CommunicateHealth to Host Workshop at IHA Health Literacy Conference

This post was written by Perrie Briskin. CommunicateHealth is excited to participate in the Institute for Healthcare Advancement’s 11th Annual Health Literacy Conference, May 9 to 11, in Irvine, CA. The conference is an opportunity for the health literacy community to come together to discuss the many challenges facing the field. Featured topics include creating […]

Day Two of Innovation at DHCX

Before we give our highlights from Day Two of the Digital Health Communication Extravaganza, let’s add our voice to the chorus of attendees who were provoked by Sekou Andrews’ performative speech that closed Day One! Deeply touching (and amusing!), it was a superb example of using storytelling to talk about complex problems and solutions — […]