Moving closer to a cure through community
What we did
The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research is the world’s largest non-profit funder of Parkinson’s research. It was founded in 2000 to accelerate the next generation of Parkinson’s disease treatments and, ultimately, find a cure.
Mondo Robot has been helping the Foundation leverage the digital space since 2012. Our partnership is defined by two initiatives: Fox Insight (a groundbreaking online clinical study) and MichaelJFox.org (the Foundation’s flagship website). Day in and day out, it’s an honor to support the Foundation in their fight against Parkinson’s.
In designing MichaelJFox.org, we set out to create an action-oriented educational hub for the diverse audience impacted by Parkinson’s. The site is built around the needs of patients, loved ones, researchers, clinicians and industry partners.
The Foundation is intertwined with Michael J. Fox’s iconic career and the history of Parkinson’s research. We designed an interactive timeline that makes it easy to understand the connection between Michael’s story and foundation milestones.
Before designing MichaeJFox.org, we went through a rebranding exercise with the Foundation. The result was a custom design system that empowers their in-house teams to easily maintain and evolve their website based on content and business needs.
No matter how Parkinson’s affects our audience, we knew it was critical to create an experience that provides a sense of calm and control. Each page is designed to be easily digestible, relying on progressive disclosure, a conversational tone and a taxonomy of related content to meet the needs of visitors.
We partnered with the Foundation to imagine and create Fox Insight, their first online clinical study. It’s a web application where people with Parkinson’s disease and their loved ones share information that could transform the search for better treatments.
Every 90 days volunteers are invited to provide real-world information on symptoms, daily activities and other factors through online questionnaires.
Volunteers complete study visits for up to 5 years. This data provides researchers with long-term data to investigate health patterns and trends over time.
When combined with information from other volunteers, this large, diverse dataset can provide scientists with critical insights into the lived experience of those living with Parkinson's.