2018 AMI Online Salon

Cancer cells are like weeds: using visual analogies to explain cancer treatment options

Project Details

  • Artist(s):  Kara Lukasiewicz; Clarksville, Arkansas
  • Client: Jodie Jenkinson
  • Copyright: © 2017 Kara Lukasiewicz
  • Medium / software used: Autodesk Maya, Adobe After Effects
  • Final presentation format: 3D animation
  • Primary audience: general public

Project Description

A cancer diagnosis is frightening and extremely stressful. Patients are often overwhelmed with emotions and the vast amount of information they are presented with including potential treatment options. Such health information can be even more difficult to comprehend for someone with low health literacy. This animation was created to help explain cancer treatment options to people of all levels of health literacy using approachable visual analogies. The ultimate goal is to give people a base level of knowledge that is empowering and will aid their discussions about potential courses of treatment with their healthcare team.