Design Contribution to Health Education: The Health Track


This study analyses the contribution of design in health education, more specifically the case of radon gas. The work is part of the RNHealth Project in partnership with the Polytechnic Institute of Viana do Castelo. This paper is based on the communication of radon gas to children and teenagers through a design and communication campaign where the results and promotion of the respective work will be verified. In this sense it is intended to investigate the answers to the key questions posed, guided by the project briefing, as well as through a literature review as a research method and the project implementation stage. It is expected to prove that, through design, visual communication materials can be created to benefit health for children and young people in a playful and educational way, also using a user-centred approach.


Ana Filomena Curralo
Professor, Art, Design & Humanities, Polythecnic Institute of Viana do Castelo, Viana do Castelo, Portugal

António Curado
Student, pHD, Instituto Polítécnico de Viana do Castelo, Portugal

Paula Rocha Bastos Azeredo
Student, Mestrado, Instituto Politécnico de Viana do Castelo, Viana do Castelo, Portugal

Sérgio Ivan Lopes


Presentation Type

Paper Presentation in a Themed Session


Design Education


Radon Exposure Risk; Health; Board Game; Communication Design; Educational

Digital Media


Design Contribution to Health Education (pdf)