Our group consists of the two Matts, Lex, and Suzanne. We have not yet had the chance to meet with anyone from Children’s Hospital, but received a description of a heart procedure that we may be able to use for our project, or at least use as a guideline to begin, until we have an actual face-to-face meeting with staff at Children’s.
We are planning on doing two separate forms of information describing the heart surgery, one as information for parents, and one for doctors. For the parents, we plan on using primarily Adobe Illustrator, maybe with some Flash. We want to tell a story to the parents, make it easy to understand, but not to make them feel stupid. We are going to illustrate specific steps in the surgery, with some information also on what to expect before and after surgery. Some ideas about what to include were food changes, how much sleep, how much play, interval between doctors appointments, what kind of impact this will have on both the parents & childs life. For medication schedule, an idea was to have a pill bottle icon with roll-over flash, pop-ups, etc. We have talked about having 3 separate pages: pre-surgery, surgery, and post-surgery.
For the doctors information, we are planning on using Maya. This part of the project will be more in depth about the surgery, with technical 3D illustrations of the heart. This will be a one page animation, including all relevant information about the surgery.
This whole project will be done so it can be published on the Children’s Hospital website.