The Health Design Lab has been collaborating with the Pacific Autism Family Network (PAFN) and Pacific Autism Family Centre Foundation (PAFCF) since 2015. In our collaboration in 2017/2018 we conceptualized a web-platform that would curate credible ASD research for families and disseminate it through more diversified and accessible communication modes. Since its original conceptualization in 2017, PAFN has gone on to receive funding from the Government of Canada for a wide-reaching national initiative called AIDE (Autism and Intellectual-Developmental Disabilities National Resource and Exchange Network). AIDE aims to “provide Canadians with equitable access to credible, reliable and evidence-based resources tailored to those living with Developmental Disabilities (DD) including Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and/or Intellectual Disabilities and their families.”As an initial step in the development of AIDE, the Health Design Lab supported the development of a brand and visual identity to build upon insights gathered from families through the past 3 years of research.
Project Lead: Lisa Boulton, Stacie Stilling
Design + Research Assistants: Tyler Hawkins
Project Coordinator: Nadia Beyzaei