CONCEPT AND DATA VISUALIZATIONS

Generation and Refinement of Figures, Schematics, Concept maps

Most people are visually oriented. The human brain can capture more information visually than in written format. Therefore, well-designed visualizations are key in communicating complex principles.

SELECT PIECES OF WORK

Nowadays, (big) data is generated everywhere. Terms like 'data-driven decision making' are coined and used frequently. We have all seen graphs generated from data, that are badly done. When these graphs are used in presentations we are unable to readily understand them. People are visually oriented: we grasp visual information a lot faster than written or oral content. Hence the benefits of data visualization. It enables you to understand complex concepts and identify new patterns. Well-done data visualization generates visually appealing graphs, intuitive to understanding and with a clear message. Visualizations should be embedded in and assist your narrative.


I have specialized in the creative, visual form of data visualizations. Working with scientists, statisticians, analysts and management I assist with finding core messages and underlying concepts, designing the most appropriate and accurate graph for the narrative, and giving it a final touch by making it visually appealing.


A simple, meaningful schematic or cartoon, resulting from deep technical discussions can make sure that everybody truly understands the topic. By ensuring that a visualization has been fully thought through in detail, it can greatly facilitate external communication, as it is intuitive to read and understand.

INTUITIVE SCHEMATIC TO ALIGN WORK FROM MULTI-DISCIPINARY GROUPS

I designed this schematic to generate an overview of all the assays that were run by different teams on the same samples. The goal was an easy and intuitive schematic which also reflects the underlying statistical principle of derivation and validation of statistical models.

FROM DATA TO A CONCEPT OF BIOLOGICAL AGING

After measuring parameters in a person's blood one can determine if that person is biologically older or younger than their actual chronological age. Here you see how I derived a schematic drawing from the actual full data set (A-D). The data shown has been modified from its original version due to proprietary reasons.

REDESIGNING A GRAPH ON CURRENT ALZHEIMER DRUGS

Stay tuned as I work on the redesign of a graph by Cummings et al. Alzheimer Dement. 2017, showing current Alzheimer drugs on the market and their targets. It is a very busy graph with too much information to process. Once I have completed redesigning the graph, I will post the 'after' version on this website.

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