Presenting a picture of the data

Presenting a picture of the data

coding, information display, online platforms, project planning, web apps

Presenting a picture of the data

Designing an effective visual solution to display complex background maths calculations led to scripting in three different programming languages. The result was a web application to be used as a tool in the battle against diabetes.

The brief 

A graphical solution was required to display data entered into an NHS funded online calculator for the Exeter University Living Systems Institute to show the probability of a child developing Type-1 diabetes later in life.

The calculations were complex, and the real-time interplay between the maths, user interface, and the graphical elements presented a challenge.

The solution

A simple uncluttered layout was designed so as to support ease of use for all users.

  • Three different programming languages used to create the final interface
  • Real-time interaction with the background calculations
  • Standard data entry inputs to ensure user familiarity (ie sliders, radio buttons and check boxes) 
  • Simple use of colour and icons to support results output

This important tool supports the latest ground-breaking data in Diabetes research.

https://lf-d.shinyapps.io/t1d_predictor/

The impact

Whilst the appearance may be clean and uncluttered, the application has the opportunity to make a considerable impact on the battle against diabetes. Used as one of the tools available, an early warning predictor can allow individuals to make changes to avoid health issues later in life.

Pic showing a close up of a computer screen with some results showing

Dan was able to quickly understand the scope of the project, and build up a working prototype. His contribution enabled us to display complex research data into a user-friendly graphical interface.”

Lauric Ferrat

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Living Systems Institute

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