Can Graphic Design Save Your Life?
Now in a second, updated edition, Can Graphic Design Save Your Life? examines the varied and vital relationship between graphic design and health. First published to coincide with GraphicDesign&'s exhibition of the same name at the University of London's Wellcome Collection, it includes public-facing examples from past and present such as unbranded cigarette packaging, apps about the human body, minimalist pill packaging and hospital information systems.
Contributing designers, writers and health professionals all answered the question posed by the title, foregrounding how graphic design impacts what we notice, what we understand and the actions we take; as well as the essential role it can play in matters of life and death.