RIT’s Vignelli Center’s Medicine+Design Initiative Wins International Acclaim

Mar 18, 2015

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The Human Health Book, a product of RIT’s Vignelli Center for Design Studies Medicine+Design initiative, led by Graphic Design Professor Bruce Ian Meader has received worldwide acclaim by the medical community.

A doctor at Syracuse’s Golisano Children’s Hospital commented. “I recently saw The Human Health Book. It is wonderfully designed with great information. I am a Pediatric Surgeon and the information in the book, along with the artwork, are perfect for providing families and adolescents information about their bodies, and also to discuss possible upcoming operations. This book is certainly something that we can use to help educate our patients and their families as we explain surgical procedures. This would be invaluable for both patient and family education. Further I think it is a great tool to help stimulate an interest in the biological sciences, not just to teach to those already enrolled in courses.”

From Kuwait University, an instructor in the medical college wrote, ”I believe this book would be perfect for my first year medical students. It’s clear, concise and beautifully designed.”

Even famed designer Massimo Vignelli had added his kudos after seeing The Human Health Book last year. He commented, “This book design has been carried out with great style, imagination and flair. It is the best guide of the human body I have ever seen.”

The Human Health Book in its original edition was filled with charts and diagrams of anatomy and useful non-technical information about human ailments.  The content of the book, now in its second phase, will be produced in an interactive digital format as an educational orientation tool for incoming students in RIT’s College of Health Science and Technology.