Highly Recommended

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.

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Review Date: 3/6/2018

Scoring

Ease of Use

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.

Visual Design

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.

Quality

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.

Credibility

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.

Pros

  1. Helpful tool that puts users in touch with individualized screening resouces
  2. Many informational articles include authoritative references
  3. Materials are highly informative yet easy to read
  4. Impressive graphic design that stands apart from wesbsites of similar organizations

Cons

Not available

Profile

Sponsors / Affiliations: The American Academy of Dermatology, a professional membership organization formed in 1938

Accreditations: None

Additional Features: Dermatologist finder, cancer screening tool, educational handouts, videos

Languages: English, some Spanish

Contact: mediarelations@aad.org

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