Communication design: understand caregivers
A poster to explain what it's like to be a COPD caregiver.
COPD stands for 'Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease', a progressive disease that makes it hard to breath. People diagnosed with COPD are dependant on oxygen and must restrict physical activity and exposure to humidity. Because of these limitations they rely on help from caregivers for many household tasks.
CAREGIVERS– usually family members without training, step in to take care of loved ones with COPD. These quotes and scenarios are from a small qualitative study of caregivers for Livestrong 2017. They depict personal views and practical information for individuals entering the homes of people diagnosed with COPD.
Meant to catch your eye
This poster was design to hang in a clinic's office to help medical staff understand caregivers and the home environment. Medical equipment is illustrated in bright orange to help clinic staff recognize it.