(78) The benefits of risk reduction

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This image presents a risk estimate to a patient, and more importantly, it also shows them how much that risk could be reduced. It uses an icon array display, which research has shown is a particularly effective type of graphic at showing risk but which needed new thinking about how to show risk reduction.

What’s special about this image?

This brightly colored icon array uses icon shape, color, and outlining to identify current risk, risk with weight loss, and risk reduction.

Note the use of the legend to show that two different types of icons have to be combined to identify the total current risk.
  • My goal
  • Raise or lower concern
  • Differences in likelihood
  • Details or gist?
  • Verbatim recall
  • Gist understanding
  • Data I have
  • Test result
  • Risk estimate
  • Benefit estimate
  • Health conditions
  • Weight loss
  • Diabetes
  • Graphic type
  • Icon array