American Academy of Dermatology – Public and Patients
American Academy of Dermatology devotes this section of its website to reader-friendly materials on skin, hair, and nail care. Resources available on this highly recommended website include information on spotting skin cancer, common diseases and treatments, an educational page made specifically for children, and a video library of dermatologist-approved skin care tips.
Browsing takes no time at alll; the whole experience seems geared toward a pleasant user-experience. The website gives users a small, collapsible "Navigate" sidebar to guide them toward the most relevant materials. And even though the search bar pulls results from the entire website, users can filter out evrything but the public-facing the materials with the click of a button.
Exellent use of white space to prevent clutter. Contrasting colors keep the reader's eye engaged, as do the site's many images and videos. Simple but effective design.
The American Academy of Dermatology has curated a first-stop resource for skin-related questions and concerns. The materials available here are highly relevant, well sourced, and cover the range of topics related to dermatology.
The website's educational content is written and reviewed by licensed dermatologists, though author names are not available for the public. Articles provide recent references, even if dates of publication/revision are missing. Overall, the website provides highly credible materials but could improve its transparency for visitors.
Helpful tool that puts users in touch with individualized screening resouces
Many informational articles include authoritative references
Materials are highly informative yet easy to read
Impressive graphic design that stands apart from wesbsites of similar organizations
Sponsors / Affiliations:
The American Academy of Dermatology, a professional membership organization formed in 1938
Dermatologist finder, cancer screening tool, educational handouts, videos