Art and Cartography

Date:23 Aug, 2015

Art and Cartography

Tangible and Engaging Health Data Representations: This project reflects a thought process towards developing a tangible and engaging health data representation that could be used in a community setting to bring “health home”. The goal of this research is to design a three-dimensional, spatial representation that uses everyday objects as associative symbolization, applies basic visual variables and provides a simplistic cartographic design. The underlying simplistic cartographic design and the three-dimensional nature of the representation have the goal to supplement public health communication, to educate the public, to facilitate a dialogue, and to support informed decision-making. As participatory mapping project this approach could support local health benefit efforts and lead to personal transformation.

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