The goal for this project was to create a conceptual illustration demonstrating etiology, pathogenesis, and clinical consequences of a disease. A major challenge was finding a two-page layout that could effectively depict those concepts in a way that is easy to understand, anatomically accurate, and visually engaging.
On the first page, the anterior part of the left ventricle including right ventricular outflow tract is removed to effectively show the mitral valve. Etiology and pathogenesis are explained in three steps, using color-coded labels and vector elements for clear communication. On the second page, the mitral valve is visualized at a bigger scale with call outs to ensure effective connection between pathogenesis and clinical consequences.
Visual representation of processes in human pathology
Gwan Hyun Yoon
Educated lay audience
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