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comment How do graphic objects in data visualisation facilitate ease of interpretation?
Many thanks for the response. In this instance it is for creating an interface, although the data visualisation (dashboard etc) side of things would be of interest too. We already use a traffic light system (with different coloured hearts) to communicate low / medium / high risk factors (our application is used for screening, is not a diagnostic tool, and is aimed at early intervention / prevention). I've also seen used the smiley faces method I mention in the original post used, which works well. Would like to find information on the research which underpins this now.
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comment How do graphic objects in data visualisation facilitate ease of interpretation?
Fortunately what I'm after is not a tool for conveying 'grim' news - the software is a screening tool, and is not used for diagnosis, it's simply used as an early intervention/prevention tool to encourage people to change their health behaviours. We already use a traffic light system (with different coloured hearts) to keep track of low / medium / high risk factors, which ties in with our user-friendly, graphical approach. In addition, the smiley faces I mention is already used in the wild, I'm interested in the research which underpins this kind of thinking.
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comment How do graphic objects in data visualisation facilitate ease of interpretation?
Thanks for the suggestions I will break out a separate question as we will be looking for different ways of communicating risk.
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