I was honored to be asked to submit a commentary to the Info Vis journal, based on the original ‘health history timeline’ posts that I’d written on this blog:
- How visualizing health problems could help solve medical mysteries
- Medical history timeline: a tool for doctor visit storytelling
After years of dabbling and being interested in data and information visualization, it was very exciting to be able to contribute to this academic journal. I decided to position the article as an appeal to ‘info viz’ types to help patients better understand and communicate about their health, and I added some additional content based on some new experiments I’ve been doing with using paper worksheets to express my symptoms.
The commentary is published online in PDF format here. Check it out, and tell me what you think in the comments!