The use of various forms of visualisation to create or enhance meaning is a key feature of many arts and humanities disciplines. The research reported on this site brings innovative dynamic visualisation practices to bear on an important environmental and social health issue, namely healthcare associated infections (HAIs). Having ascertained the need for such knowledge exchange during 2010, our multidisciplinary team was successful in obtaining £99,391 from AHRC/SFC to take this work forward throughout 2011 and 2012.
The aim of this project was to engage in knowledge exchange that would lead to the development of dynamic visualisation approaches that would be useful in the prevention and control of healthcare associated infections.
The progression depicted was realised through a five phase research approach involving: initial workshops with small groups of NHS staff; development of visualisations based on emergent and existing data; further workshops evaluating a suite of visualisation options; refinement of visualisations/scoping potential applications; and structured feedback/next steps seminars with all stakeholders, the research team and network members.
Glasgow School of Art
Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee
NHS Education for Scotland (NES)
Health Protection Scotland/Scottish Infection Research Network