Project 4 | Module 8

Group 3 Schedule:

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Mini Exhibit Abstract:

Title: Vaccination Epidemic

Based upon information gathered using IDEO’s Method Card research techniques, employing both secondary and primary research methods, I will create an information rich mini exhibit about vaccinations and its effects for children ages 1-3. This display will include both quantitative and qualitative data and will show how combining design skills with compelling information can create an experience that can raise awareness about vaccinations and the effects it can have on children ranging from ages 1-3. My hope is to help inform people about the importance of vaccinations and the potential risks that can come from not vaccinating children.

Research:

  1. According to the Recommended Immunization Schedule for Persons 0 — 6 years of age, children may receive up to 24 vaccinations to protect them from up to 14 diseases by the time they’re 2 years of age. (http://www.vaccinateyourbaby.org/about/importance.cfm)
  2. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimated that 732,000 American children were saved from death and 322 million cases of childhood illnesses were prevented between 1994 and 2014 due to vaccination. (http://vaccines.procon.org/)
  3.  Any vaccination can result in an adverse reaction, but a serious reaction is extremely rare. For example, the risk a child will have a severe allergic reaction after the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) or DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, and acellular pertussis) vaccine is less than 1 in 1,000,000. (http://www.vaccines.com/vaccine-side-effects.cfm)
  4. Children under 5 are especially susceptible to disease because their immune systems have not built up the necessary defenses to fight infection.  By immunizing on time (by age 2), you can protect your child from disease and also protect others at school or daycare. (http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vac-gen/10-shouldknow.htm)
  5. Vaccines work by stimulating our immune system to produce antibodies (substances produced by the body to fight disease) without actually infecting us with the disease. They trigger the immune system to produce its own antibodies, as though the body has been infected with a disease. This is called “active immunity”. If the vaccinated person then comes into contact with the disease itself, their immune system will recognize it and immediately produce the antibodies they need to fight it. (http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/vaccinations/pages/how-vaccines-work.aspx)
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2 thoughts on “Project 4 | Module 8”

  1. Interesting perspective. I have a one and almost a half year old, so this is intriguing to me. You have a great start and is seems like you know where you are going to take it.

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  2. Since I wanted to vaccinations, I’m way excited to see how your exhibit turns out! I think you’ve found some great information so far in your research and it’ll be fun to see how you visualize that. Good luck, Preslee!

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