Communi-Card 2
Communi-Card 2
Communi-Card 2

Communi-Card 2

Richard Poulin Design Group Inc., New York, New York, 1995


Developed with New York’s Mount Sinai Medical Center, this visual tool facilitates communication between emergency service and cardiac care staff and non-English-speaking patients or those with acute speech/hearing problems or chronic communication deficits. Colorful pictograms illustrate physical, medical, and emotional symptoms, while a simplified human figure targets the symptom’s location. Simple questions in English and a second language along with an alphabet on the back of the card allow the patient, care provider, or family member to spell out simple messages. Currently, the card is being used in over 200 hospitals and health-care facilities in the United States and Canada.

Collections: Information Graphics: Design of Understanding
Discipline: Information design
Format: Information graphic, Interaction, Cards


Design firm
Richard Poulin Design Group Inc.
Art director
Richard Poulin
J. Graham Hanson, Richard Poulin
Colahan-Saunders Corporation
Warren Lustro Offset Enamel
Mount Sinai Medical Center