Visualization of Medication Histories

Problem: 

Patients suffering from chronic diseases often take several types of medication at the same time and over time the type and dosis of medication may change. For patient care, physicians need a good overview of medication status and development over time. A visualization of medication history should provide patient overview at a glance and also allow interactive exploration of details. For this it needs to combine a high data density with ease of use.

Aim: 

Design an interactive visualization for medication history and implement it as a Java widget using prefuse, D3 (Data-Driven Documents), Vega, or Vega-Lite . Evaluate the research prototype with test users.

Topics: 
Information Visualization, Time-oriented Data, Medical Informatics
Other information: 

Starting point(s) for research:

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Information about  D3 (Data-Driven Documents)

Information about Vega

Information about Vega-Lite

Information about prefuse:

InfoVis:Wiki

http://www.infovis-wiki.net/index.php?title=Prefuse

For beginners:
• Explore the demos in the online gallery http://www.prefuse.org/gallery/
• Download the toolkit www.prefuse.org
• Have a overview on the Prefuse classes
• Run the demos that come with Prefuse download.
• Read the user's manual: http://www.prefuse.org/doc/manual/ especially the introduction.
• Read and try out tutorials: 
http://www.ifs.tuwien.ac.at/~rind/w/doku.php/java/prefuse-scatterplot
http://www.infovis-wiki.net/images/d/d7/Prefuse-tutorial-20061127-handout.pdf
http://www.cs.mun.ca/~hoeber/teaching/cs4767/notes/04-prefuse/

Die Javadoc API Documentation: 
http://prefuse.org/doc/api/

Previous knowledge: 
Java, optional: prefuse, Java 2D
Scope: 
BA
Scope: 
PR
Scope: 
MA
Contact: 
Silvia Miksch, by appointment, miksch [at] ifs.tuwien.ac.at
Area: 
Information Visualization (IV)
Status: 
open