— Forest and the Trees

Speaking Spoke at Harvard

This is timely. I spoke at the Harvard Interaction Group last week and I forgot to post. The talk went well.

Anyway, for posterity…

Data Visualization for Healthcare
Doug Marttila, Lead Visualization Engineer at PatientsLikeMe ( PatientsLikeMe.com ) will talk about the importance of patient reported data in healthcare; the user experience and architectural challenges he faced at PLM in creating a platform for all diseases; and the design and code used in creating the patient charts.
For more details please check out patientslikeme.com, search for patients with specific conditions, or, click below to see two examples of public patient charts:

PatientsLikeMe is the leading user-reported medical site in the world. With nearly 100,000 members, they have enormous amounts of patient reported data. On April 11, 2011, they released an updated version of their site which can support all of the approximately 3,500 diseases in the world.

Doug Marttila is Lead Visualization Engineer at PatientsLikeMe where he makes many of the user facing charts. He’s been building charts for the web (mostly in Flash) for the past 12 years. His rarely updated blog is forestandthetrees.com.

Thursday, April 21st, 12:00 – 1:30 P.M.
Lamont Forum Room, Lamont Library (wheelchair accessible)
The Lamont Library requires a Harvard ID; visitors will need to pre-register (contact desenne@fas.harvard.edu or nicholas_lamphere@harvard.edu).

We hope to see you there!

Phil Desenne and Nick Lamphere

ABCD Interactive Design and Development User Group



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