This paper describes the development of user focused health materials for men, in the form of a tactile set of health post cards and a digital web-based platform, Myhealth. Male health experts with Intellectual Disability (ID) co-created Myhealth over the two phases of work reported in the paper. Men with ID experience more health concerns when compared with the non-disabled population and themselves require user sensitive health promotion materials to effectively access health provision. Following the successful production of Men’s health postcards, Co-creation then underpinned the method adopted to create Myhealth. Through a series of prototyping workshops, we co-created the content, key health messages and navigation of information for a web-based version. Engagement with this able, but marginalised group of men, enabled the production of user accessible health materials relevant for all men.
|Journal||Design for Health|
|Early online date||4 Dec 2020|
|Publication status||Published - 2020|
Bibliographical noteThis is an Accepted Manuscript version of the following article, accepted for publication in Design for Health. Bollard, M & Magee, P 2020, 'MyHealth - Developing accessible health materials with men with intellectual disability: A co-created Proof of Concept', Design for Health, vol. 4, no. 3, pp. 313-326.
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- human centred design
- intellectual disability
- health information
- male health
- whole male population