Investigating into Information Design (Health) – Part 1

Some examples and analysis showing information design or data visualisation used in the health sector to sensitise or to be used in public campaign to convey specific message. The information is condensed to be easily grasped by the general public.

Example 1

Diabetes-by-the-Numbers

Available at http://dailyinfographic.com/wp-content/uploads/
2012/11/Diabetes-by-the-Numbers.png

This infographics provides statistics on Diabetes in USA. The title is written in large type. The numbers are in varied sizes. This is done to create emphasis on the most important numbers and in bigger size such as ‘8%’ and ‘60%’. The other numbers are also written a  bigger size. Dotted arrows is used to ease the reading flow for the viewer. Pictograms, maps and other graphics are used to enhance the  visual communication of the poster. Sans Serif types have been used for all written information as they are easy to read. Written information is short and precise. The colour combination could have been better.

 

Example 2

JESS3_GE_HAI_Infographic

Available at http://jess3.com/healthcare-associated-infections-infographic/

The infographics provide information and statistics on infections assiciated with the healthcare sector in the USA. Here once again the most important information are written in the largest type to create emphasis. It is to show the importance of these information for the viewer. Various types of statistical charts have been used to illustrate statistical information such as picto chart, bar chart, histogram and piechart. Sans Serif lettering is used to ease reading for the viewer. The type used is Sans Serif as it is easy to read.

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