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Keywords

Breast health, Health promotion, Education, Web site design, Aesthetics

 

Authors

  1. THOMAS, BARBARA EdD, RN
  2. GOLD/SMITH, SUSAN B. MA
  3. FORREST, ANNE PhD
  4. MARSHALL, RENEE BSc

Abstract

This article describes the process of establishing a Web site as part of a collaborative project using visual art to promote breast health education. The need for a more "user-friendly" comprehensive breast health Web site that is aesthetically rewarding was identified after an analysis of current Web sites available through the World Wide Web. Two predetermined sets of criteria, accountability and aesthetics, were used to analyze these sites and to generate ideas for creating a breast health education Web site using visual art. Results of the analyses conducted are included as well as the factors to consider for incorporating into a Web site. The process specified is thorough and can be applied to establish a Web site that is aesthetically rewarding and informative for a variety of educational purposes.