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Alzheimer's Visualization (view demo)

In this collaborative project, Dr. Keith Crutcher provided background about his difficulties searching the PubMed database for papers that support or refute propositions related to his Alzheimer's disease research. He wanted a better way to view query results, see the relationships between objects, and transition between searches.

My team broke a set of research propositions into components and established an icon vocabulary. We used value to distinguish biological levels, shape to clarify processes vs objects and animations to show relationships. Talking to Dr. Crutcher helped us identify a typical flow to serve as the basis for our prototype. We utilized a fisheye technique to show the center of a query, semantic depth of field to focus results, and an understated navigation that recedes into the background.