An object-oriented taxonomy of medical data presentations. Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH

  • Data Interpretation, Statistical
  • Medical Informatics Computing
  • User-Computer Interface

MeSH Major

  • Audiovisual Aids
  • Computer Graphics
  • Terminology as Topic

abstract

  • A variety of methods have been proposed for presenting medical data visually on computers. Discussion of and comparison among these methods have been hindered by a lack of consistent terminology. A taxonomy of medical data presentations based on object-oriented user interface principles is presented. Presentations are divided into five major classes-list, table, graph, icon, and generated text. These are subdivided into eight subclasses with simple inheritance and four subclasses with multiple inheritance. The various subclasses are reviewed and examples are provided. Issues critical to the development and evaluation of presentations are also discussed.

publication date

  • January 2000
  • February 2000

has subject area

  • Audiovisual Aids
  • Computer Graphics
  • Data Interpretation, Statistical
  • Medical Informatics Computing
  • Terminology as Topic
  • User-Computer Interface

Research

keywords

  • Journal Article
  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC61451

PubMed ID

  • 10641959

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1

end page

  • 20

volume

  • 7

number

  • 1