Bouncing Pixel
an interactive design studio
OUR PROJECTS

Baylor College of Medicine

Diabetes Family Teamwork - 3D Animated Relational Agent and 2D Illustrations

Baylor College of Medicine - Diabetes Family Teamwork

Diabetes is not a disease that affects only the patient, but one that impacts a diabetic’s entire family. Baylor College of Medicine recognized the importance of having a well-equipped support system, especially in the case of teens suffering from Type 1 diabetes. They planned to make this happen by way of an online tool, funded by a federal grant from NIH. When they approached Bouncing Pixel to create this online experience for families to navigate the topic of diabetes, we were intrigued.

Baylor College of Medicine - Diabetes Family Teamwork

Together with BCM researchers, our team developed a private website where a 3D animated Relational Agent coached families to communicate more effectively about their diabetic experiences. With this interactive tool, parents and teens navigate through various scenarios that families might encounter, such as a teenager forgetting to monitor his/her blood sugar levels, or wanting to be a part of extra-curricular activities that raise parental concerns. The Relational Agent guides them through possible responses to each situation, and explains why some might be better than others.


Baylor College of Medicine - Diabetes Family Teamwork

Using the scripts which outlined different scenarios, Bouncing Pixel created a series of questionnaires that teens and parents could work through to help families approach the topic of Type 1 diabetes in a more understanding way.


Baylor College of Medicine - Diabetes Family Teamwork