Welcome to the Health Infographic Gallery. The York Region Community and Health Services is offering an exciting opportunity for your Healthy School Committee to start a conversation about health in your schools! This gallery represents the entries for this worthwhile contest.
The infographic I’ve created displays factual information exploring youth eating disorders and those who consider drastic, unhealthy measure to evade them. This topic merits global awareness because it concerns a vast age group and could lead to health issues later in life. With the influence of media promoting a thinner aesthetic and the advertising of fast-food conglomerates, it has become difficult in recent years to decide for one’s self what choices they should make regarding personal health. Regardless of media influence, it seems that youth’s are seeking unhealthy methods of reducing their weight including administering diet pills, exclusively eating less rather than exercising, and purging. I hope that, through observing the statistics regarding dieting amongst young adults, youths and parents alike could consider healthier approaches to weight loss.
The main idea behind the infographic was to successfully combine visual symbols and statistics. The subject matter, Mental Health in Teens, needed to be displayed in such a way that learning about an issue that affects over 20% of young adults becomes visually appealing and, most importantly, educational. The iconography within the infographic correlates to the subject, which allows the viewer to deconstruct and analyze statistics with relevant imagery. The topic itself is prone to stigmatization, and the goal was to take the next steps to prevent and dismantle the current attitude towards this issue, educating a generation most affected by these problems.
Sun exposure is necessary in our lives, but too much sun is very dangerous for humans. I have chosen to create my infograph on ‘Sun Safety for several reasons. I don’t think many people are aware of how dangerous too much sun exposure is. Currently, with the media’s pressure to be tanned, many teens and adults are especially influenced to tan and be exposed to the sun. I hope my infograph will show Canadians how important it is to be aware of the dangers of staying out in the sun.
My info graph is about smoking and the negative affects from smoking. The background is the word smoke, written in a smoke cloud. The bar graph on the info graph shows how many cigarettes are being smoke daily by either men or women, who are in working environments with and without smoking restrictions. The pie graph shows the different age groups that are affected by second hand smoke. The other facts on the info graph show the amount of deaths caused by smoking and the chemicals in second hand smoke. The facts and statistics were found on statistics Canada.
I feel that my info graphic accurately represents tattoos and piercings. The background is dark and has pictures of skeletons on it. This is to represent the gloomy feeling that is associated mainly with tattoos but also with piercings. The picture of the reaper with an ax also pushes this theme. The font I used is one that is typical of tattoo style writing. The colors used are a light blue to represent boys, and red to represent girls to help the reader better understand the difference between the genders when they are reading the statistics. Overall, I wanted to give the info graphic a new perspective on tattoos and piercings by bringing fourth statistics that help the reader realize the facts on these two subjects.
In the world today, there are many pressures put on people to look perfect and to be physically fit. Todays society is very demanding of people, especially girls. In the media all we see are models who are extremely skinny. Although these men and women may look perfect and thin on the television and in shows does not mean that they are healthy. My design idea was to create an info-graphic that would raise awareness about a health issue that matters to me. Eating disorders are a growing issues in todays society. At any given moment 70 % of women and 35% of men are dieting. Even individuals of normal weight think they are too fat. We are so obsessed with being thin and looking like the people we see on the television that we do not realize what we are doing to ourselves. Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa and Binge Eating are all very serious health issues that we need to focus on.
My idea came to me while I was in the grocery store and I overheard a mother tell her child that she can not afford the food she wanted. However, her cart was full of junk food. In this time of recession food prices are being raised and families with lower incomes cannot afford healthy food. Junk food is cheaper therefore being bought more often. My info-graphic shows the price of healthy food verses unhealthy foods and thus showing the logic in buying healthier foods. It shows that children are not eating recommended amounts of nutrition. By putting the top five foods we are eating and what we should be eating; proves what lifestyle our society lives. Hopefully by looking at this information our society will realize that eating healthy is both better for you and cheaper.
My objective in creating this infographic is to bring awareness to health issues that Canadian’s face, especially how high sugar intake can cause problems. By using images and facts i hope to ‘shock’ people into realizing that their sugar intake is above recommended and should be reduced. These facts being used have been recently recorded and it effective to all age groups. This infographic however is targeting mainly pre-teens and teens, as this is the age range where food intake largely determines how the body will respond in terms of growth and health in the adult years. My goal in creating this infographic is to be able to grab a persons attention very quickly through a few words (the title), and colourful images. The poster is laid out going vertically down because when walking past a poster it is easier to take-in the whole design, rather then having to move your eyes and potentially move your body if the poster was horizontal. Naturally when reading we read left to right, so I placed my images and graphs on the poster going from left to right and on a slight angle because visually this is smoother to read. Lastly, I chose colours that will stand out when placed on the greyish background so that the images and graphs can grab attention quickly.
I created this info-graphic to show the different parts of vegetables that people generally miss when they purchase them. Thus I made this poster to make people aware of all the good stuff that makes up everyday vegetables. I chose to make the the pie chart colour coded since it can be seen from far and they also work as certain dividers between the different facts. I spent majority of the time making the vegetables look real, since I did not want to use a photograph to portray the info and the overall feeling would be different if I hadn’t personally created the vegetables. Hope you enjoy!
I decided to focus on a topic that effects everyone daily for my info graph. The information and illustrations are placed on top of a bottle which represents sunscreen. The bottle is then placed on a background that is made to look like a towel, giving the impression of a sunny day at the beach where you would be given direct exposure to the sun. The colours I used are ones that are associated with summer or sunshine; yellow, red and orange which further pushes the idea of a hot day with high levels of sun exposure.
The consumption of fast food in Canada is shockingly increasing at a fast rate. Today, fast food is considered a normal eating venture among the average person. People are not just eating out on special occasions anymore; they are eating out all the time. Despite the unsanitary process whereby fast food is produced, people in Canada continue to clog the drive-through windows, begging for more. My design intent was to create an infographic that would inspire change on a health topic that matters to me. Using graphic visual representations of information presents complex knowledge quickly and clearly about this unhealthy issue.
Our group created this inforgraphic poster in the hopes of interesting the York Region Community and Health Services in the increasing cyber-bullying cases throughout Canada. Online bullying is becoming the new way for individuals to pick on others, anytime they have internet access. By creating this infographic, we hope that the York Region Services will notice the severity of this type of bullying and bring more awareness to this growing problem, by the use of our design.
We felt by creating the infographic using message bubbles it would stick with the theme of online messaging and bullying; as well as catch the publics attention, as they’re accustomed to messages being displayed in the bubble format. By using simple icons, like sad faces and teddy bears, the viewer is able to comprehend the message simply at any age, gender, etc.
We hope that our infographic poster will be able to spread awareness of online bullying and how serious of an issue it is; as it can affect anyone. We hope to eventually eliminate cyber-bullying and our poster may be the first step to accomplishing this goal!
There is no safe way to get a tan from tanning beds. The UV light used in tanning beds is a carcinogen. Exposure to tanning beds, especially among young adults, increases the risk of skin cancer by 75%. The longer the exposure, the greater the risk. There is an increase in skin cancer, and in deaths from skin cancer, among teenagers and young adults and this can be blamed on the use of tanning beds. This is especially true among young women. Melanoma is one of the most deadly forms of skin cancer in Canada and elsewhere. Teenagers and young adults need to be made aware of the fact that indoor tanning poses serious dangers to their health. They need to understand that it is not worth it to put their health at risk, for a tan.
ALESSANDRO VENDITTI & KHIRBIE EUGENIO
The issue that my partner and I am addressing about eating disorders. Eating disorder ids the big issue through people. PEople got eating disorder by being bullied that they are fat or some people blame that are fat too.
Our audience that we focus on are teens. Teens are suffering through eating disorder. Why teens are address through this disorders? Teens are suffering this disorder because they are calling names from rude people. or wishing to be supermodel. Such as Tyra Banks or Naomi Campbell, but they started dieting there to be that supermodel.
Our message is to show teens or children who is suffering through this disorder. To tell them starving to death is wrong. It might risk their body like lack of strength, lack of vision, or died because they keep doing it for being skinner and not let people say mean things to them.
Our plan for our infographic is to help many teens or kids as we can who is suffering through this disorder like bring them to rehab and give medical treatment.