Tuesday, December 14, 2010

A Simple Blood Test...

...is usually anything but simple.

At least trying to understand it is usually not simple. The lab report of simple blood tests are often beyond our comprehension. But they don't have to be. Better design and more context can clarify the results - and help us understand our options.

Wired magazine has a great article on how something as simple as blood test results can become confusing and not helpful at all. The solution? A redesign.

After a recent visit to the doctor, executive editor Thomas Goetz was inspired to overhaul the lab reports of medical test. To insure the outcomes were indeed clear, function, and elegant, Wired art director Tim Leong tapped three illustrators and writer Steven Leckart consulted with a team of medical experts.

Here's one of the redesigned blood test reports; follow this link to get a better look.

Now for your challenge: what kind of report do you currently use in your organization that can be redesigned to provide clear, functional, and elegant information to end users?


AndyPSV said...

Companies would loose their profits (control) if the people followed = less sales for them. find the book: 'The.Most.Important.Knowledge.You.would.Ever.Read.Implement.and.Live.up.to.Forever' (#3.1)

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