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Visual Designs Save Lives - Medical Pictograms

Eric Dsane

VISUAL DESIGNS SAVE LIVES is a series of medical pictograms that represent medical information within Ghanaian healthcare. These pictograms instruct patients on how to use the medicine. 
The pictograms include stickers and instruction sheets which can be used on different types of medicines or distributed to pharmacies within Ghana. The visual designs can be used by everyone but specifically those who struggle reading. The medical information is categorized into 3 different types: When and how to take, things you should not do, and side effects.

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Eric Dsane

I consider myself someone who is very friendly, self-motivated and always stays focussed on what I am doing. I love to have people with good energy around me.

Where do you see yourself in 20 years?

In the next 20 years, I would like to be happily married and have my own art studio.

What is a good design for you?

To me, a good design should be able to solve a problem and also have a great aesthetic.

What was the most challenging experience during your studies?

How to adopt the learning system as well as opening up to the lecturers.

Who or what inspires you?

Paul Rand, Saul Bass, Stefan Sagmeister.

How do you approach a new project?

I do a lot of intense research to look for inspiration as well as the best way to approach or start the project.

What advice would you give to students who just started studying in your programme?

I would advise them to take their lessons very seriously. Besides, they should learn to build networks in the design field.

Have you changed during your studies? How?

Yes, I have; I have learnt to stay focussed and prioritize my thoughts effectively.

Why did you choose to study in your programme?

I am very passionate about design and also want to make the world more beautiful and user-friendly.

What are you not going to miss in your studies?

I am not going to miss the long hours of classes and trying to find space to have fun.

How are you going to celebrate your graduation?

There are no plans to celebrate due to the lockdown.

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