The use of graphic design in an interactive computer teaching program

Matthew S. Nixon, Elliot K. Fishman, Donna Magid, Joseph G. Hennessey, Derek R. Ney

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The widespread diffusion of affordable computers into the scientific and educational community has provided the opportunity to design medical and scientific teaching programs illustrated either by hand or by utilizing commercially available software and manipulating existing computer generated images. The medical illustrator can provide the ideal aesthetic link between text format information and the visual representation of such knowledge in a concise presentation format. The availability of interactive multimedia programs has given the medical illustrator an environment to create and enhance Hypermedia designed specifically for the parpose of medical education. This paper will focus on the incorporation of illustration and screen design into "CT The Came," an experimental medical teaching program currently being developed in the Johns Hopkins Body CT Imaging Laboratory. The program is designed to provide an enjoyable approach to learning Computed Tomography (CT), and is directed toward an audience of medical students, residents, and fellows.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)155-170
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of medical systems
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Information Systems
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Information Management


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