Storytelling for anatomical education

Master Thesis


Anatomical models have been used for many years, as a means of patient education. As the healthcare industry focuses increasingly on the direction of patient inclusion into treatment, patient-doctor communication is more and more supported by visualizations on media, such as tablets, and smartphones. However, the patients remain quite emotionally disconnected from these means. Visualization tools and, in particular, tools for visual storytelling are anticipated to become noticeably influential for immersive patient-doctor communication. 


Design and implement a visual data-driven storytelling approach for anatomical education.


•    Interest and knowledge in biomedical visualization and in visual storytelling.
•    Good programming skills.
•    Creativity and enthusiasm.


To be discussed (depending on the background of the student). 


[1] Narrative Visualization: Telling Stories with Data (Segel and Heer, IEEE InfoVis 2010)
[2] Storytelling: The Next Step for Visualization (Kosara and Mackinlay, IEEE Computer 2013)
[3] Visualization Rhetoric: Framing Effects in Narrative Visualization (Hullman and Diakopoulos, IEEE InfoVis 2013)
[4] More than Telling a Story: Transforming Data into Visually Shared Stories (Lee et al., IEEE CG&A 2015)
[5] Finding the Humanity in Healthcare Data: Visualization for Communicating Health (Watson et al., VAHC 2018)
[6] Once upon a time...Life:


For more information please contact Renata Raidou.