Doodle Health can be found and played at www.doodlehealth.com
Minority populations have higher numbers of chronic diseases, such as diabetes, poorer overall health outcomes, and higher mortality rates.
To address such disparity in health and wellness, we seek to engage minorities in the production of an online library of health-related pictures that will honor the needs of underrepresented populations.
The pictograph library will be made available to clinical teams and others for use in culturally sensitive, patient-centered health communication materials.
University of Utah and the Community Faces of Utah are collaborating to develop the pictographs. You can contribute to this important health initiative! By playing a fun drawing and guessing game, “Doodle Health”. The data collected will be used to create, assess and revise pictographs for the library.
This game was developed by students in the Entertainment Arts & Engineering Program at the University of Utah. It is part of the program’s Therapeutic Games and Apps Lab, a partnership with University Healthcare to develop medical games and apps.
The Entertainment Arts and Engineering Program is the #2 ranked games program in the United States. Boasting world-renown faculty, award winning student games, published student games (bringing tens of thousands of dollars to the student creators), and now a cutting edge Therapeutic Games and Apps lab (The Gapp). The EAE program at the University of Utah has graduated leaders in games, published cutting edge research, and partnered with local and international companies to research and develop games.