This project explores how digital media techniques such as 3D modelling, animation and motion graphics can be used to aid clinicians in explaining complex medical information in a way that is clearly understandable to patients. The individuated information and personal reassurance offered by a direct consultation is irreplaceable; therefore the key goal of this project is not replace this experience or alter the content of the medical messages, but to provide the clinician with a reusable and portable visual education tool, in a format that is more readily accessible and memorable than unadulterated blocks of text.
The workflow for creating a consistent visual 3D presentation format suitable to a variety of medical concepts will be explored practically in the design, development, and distribution of multiple videos, models, and interactive diagrams. This will be approached as an iterative cycle, linking research-based practice and practice-based research. The research focus is to develop this process into a reliable and effective design pipeline, while the practical aim will be to create a series of high-quality, jargon-free digital assets which support the current educational messages of the Auckland Hospital.