Guide to Stroke Recovery 

Designer @ Health Education Design


Created with the Toronto Stroke Network team. The Stroke Recovery site is a simple guide to daily living after stroke. The goal of the project is to rethink medical guides, offering hands-on information for people recovering from stroke. The information must be easy to digest, be accessible and inclusive. My tasks include:

︎site map
︎art direction

︎interface design
︎CMS template
︎design delivery
︎design QA

We identified from health care experts that one of the pain points in the recovery journey is navigating medical information. Despite the abundance of stroke recovery online, they are often focused medically focused and can be lengthy to parse for the day-to-day needs of patients and caretaker.

To solve this, our site focused on supporting recovery through an action-oriented approach. Recovery tips and information are categorized base on life functions and daily needs.

Using simple language, we organized by categories and by where the action take place along the recovery journey. The overall websites aims to make medical guides more human and relatable - avoiding academic language and illustrations.

Choosing the right colours, font size and imagery are important to ensure maximum legibility. The site is optimized with accessibility in mind—with simple language, helpful tooltips, visible links, simple navigation, large font size, high contrast, large tap targets and text-to-speech features.