(88) Icons to show likelihood of side effects

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The goal of this set of icons is to create visual cues for variations in risk likelihood that will be more intuitive than simple numbers yet small enough to be replicated repeatedly in summary tables.

What’s special about this image?

This set of bar graph icons may look simple, but note they use 3 distinct cues to show level of likelihood: number, height of bar, and vertical positioning of the number itself.

These bar chart-style icons for indicating risk likelihood performed particularly well for helping people recognize the most likely side effect.
  • My goal
  • Classifying risks
  • Differences in likelihood
  • Details or gist?
  • Verbatim recall
  • Gist understanding
  • Data I have
  • Risk estimate
  • Health conditions
  • Side effects
  • Treatment choice
  • Graphic type
  • Icons