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Hashemian, Amraei M, Zare-Farashbandi F. Criteria and Requirements of Designing and Developing the Health Infographics: A Scoping Review. jha 2023; 26 (2) :118-145
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1- Ph.D, Department of Medical Librarianship and Information Sciences, School of Allied Medical Sciences, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz
2- Assistant Professor, Department of Health Information Technology, Faculty of Allied Medical Sciences, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences, Khorramabad
3- Associate Professor, Health Information Technology Research Center, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan , f_zare@mng.mui.ac.ir
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Introduction: Health information is accessible from various sources, including the Internet, printed and electronic media, such as books, articles, and infographics. Infographics, as one of the educational resources, are effectively used in controlling and treating diseases and in enhancing public health awareness. To ensure that people access correct, accurate, and high-quality information, it is vital to consider fundamental criteria and requirements in the design and development of health infographics.
Methods: This study is a scoping review conducted to identify content and appearance criteria for designing and developing health infographics. Databases such as Proquest, LISTA, Web of Science, Scopus, Embase, and PubMed were searched for relevant sources. After an initial search, the retrieved studies were screened based on inclusion and exclusion criteria, resulting in 52 articles being included in this study.
Results: The content criteria for designing health infographics included aspects related to text, language, title, image, audience, and credibility indicators. Appearance criteria encompassed features related to visual aesthetics, imagery, font, color, and formatting. The development process of health infographics comprised two parts: human resources, including design and production teams, evaluation teams, and dissemination teams; and design requirements of health infographics, which encompass components & design principles, design steps, and design tools.
Conclusion: Understanding the criteria and requirements for designing and developing health infographics, as presented in this study, can offer guidance for infographic designers and health professionals. This understanding aids in creating and evaluating health infographics effectively and improves the process of health information circulation.
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Type of Study: Review | Subject: Medical Librarianship and Information Science
Received: 2023/03/25 | Accepted: 2023/06/21 | Published: 2023/12/31

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