Reconnect: A Visual Narrative of Recreation Therapists
during COVID

In this project, we aim to share the experiences of front-line workers during the COVID pandemic through a visual narrative. Specifically, to tell the story of how recreation therapists have developed innovative ways to reconnect with patients during COVID. 

Audience      

General public

Client

Faces of COVID, Healthy Debate 

Format

Web Graphics

Date

June 2021

Media

Procreate

111.jpg

Process work 

​Research and Background

Recreation therapists use recreation and leisure to improve functions as well as create optimal health and well-being for patients. Before COVID, group activities such as cooking class, chess time and bingo were ways to stimulate and entertain patients. However, group activities were canceled when COVID started. Many recreation therapists had to find others ways to reconnect with patients.

 

I reached out to the recreation therapist in the story, and gathered important information (eg. age of the patients, activities) to shape the visual narrative. 

Concept 

It was inspiring to hear the story of two patients who live on separate floors and how virtual activities, such as online chess, helped them to reconnect. 

 

To view to story: 

https://healthydebate.ca/2020/06/topic/amber-recreation-therapist/

Untitled_Artwork 3.jpg
Untitled_Artwork 4_edited.png
first draft.png

Color Palette & Inspirations

​Inspired my mood board, I decided to choose a desaturated colour palette consists of shades of purple and pink. 

​Inspired my mood board, I decided to choose a desaturated colour palette consists of shades of purple and pink. 

Screen Shot 2022-08-04 at 10.02.32 PM.png
Untitled_Artwork 10_edited.png

Rendering 

I decided to have minimal texts/conversation throughout the visual narrative to emphasize the idea of social isolation during COVID. 

Untitled_Artwork 11.png
Untitled_Artwork 12.png
Untitled_Artwork 10.png
Untitled_Artwork 16.png