2018 AMI Online Salon

Conceptualizing Sequential Events for Medical Malpractice Visualization

Project Details

  • Artist(s):  Jerry Gu; Brampton, Ontario
  • Client: Faculty advisor: Prof. Leila Lax; Content advisor: Mr. Richard Halpern
  • Copyright: © 2017 Jerry Gu & Amanda Miller
  • Medium / software used: Adobe Photoshop CC, Adobe Illustrator CC
  • Final presentation format: Print, courtroom poster and handouts
  • Primary audience: Canadian courtroom, for the plaintiff

Project Description

This medical legal visualization depicts a medical malpractice case (Bell v. Ries and Wigmore, 2016) whereby the plaintiff suffered inner ear trauma that impeded healing over many years. This series was created for an assignment in a graduate course on medical legal visualization. The objectives were: 1) to communicate and clarify multiple aspects of a complex case to jurors through effective visual design, and 2) to participate in a co-design process to enhance ideation, iteration and collaborative project management. Relevant information was first parsed from the case to focus on key events, that were then sorted to inform layout and design. Conceptualization of this piece incorporates essential information and design strategies such as a compound timeline, multiple viewpoints and information clusters. Visual assets were developed iteratively with feedback from colleagues and content experts. The final case visualization was used in a mock trial as demonstrative evidence.