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“Out of your Hands”- physical predictors of illness

March 28, 2016

The design of the first headline (explaining that certain physical characteristics increase or decrease the risk of certain ailments) made it difficult to understand the first graphic immediately, but the other 2 visualizations (by gender and race) are better displayed while being especially problematic for the simplified world of information design. With no other data visible, the user has no insight into the science behind what might make a man, woman, or person of a particular race more likely to contract a certain illness that others, creating the potential for bias, stereotyping, and discrimination.

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http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/visualizations/out-of-your-hands/

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