2021 AMI Online Salon

The Immune System

Project Detail

  • Entrant Name:  Li Yao
  • Other Contributors:  Holly Basta
  • Client: HHMI BioInteractive
  • Copyright: Howard Hughes Medical Institute, 2021
  • Medium/software used: Adobe Illustrator and Adobe After Effects
  • Final presentation format: Educational web app
  • Primary Audience: Advanced high school students and undergraduate students

Project Description

This interactive introduces the anatomy of the immune system and walks through the timeline of a typical immune response. The human body illustration works as a key element to guide students through different lymphoid organs. Each page also contains more detailed illustrations of different immune cells and their functions. The timeline serves as an anchor to map out events happening in each stage chronologically. It compares the initial infection versus the subsequent infections and explains how vaccines work. Traditionally complex immunology concepts have been clarified via simplified, easy-to-understand, and engaging illustrations and animations. The design of this interactive incorporates diversity of navigation tabs, animations, illustrations, self-assessments, and a detailed glossary of terms. These elements allow the students to explore the content at their own pace and at varying levels of depth depending on the class they are enrolled in.