Innovation Infographics: Interdisciplinarity

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Wired’s recent article Measuring and Visualizing Interdisciplinarity has a fascinating diagram of how various fields of medical research have merged and morphed over a span of seven years:


(It’s the Fourth, so I thought the red, white, and blue in the graphics was a nice bonus. Just treat the orange as the exhaust plume of the rockets’ red glare, and the gray as the smoke as it dissipates. 😉

Measuring and Visualizing Interdisciplinarity

Author: Peter Sheerin

Peter Sheerin is best known for the decade he spent as the Technical Editor of CADENCE magazine, where he was the acknowledged expert in Computer-Aided Design hardware and software. He has a long-standing passion for improving usability of software, hardware, and everyday objects that is always interwoven in his articles. Peter is available for freelance technical writing and product reviews, and is exploring career opportunities in interaction design. His pet personal project is exploring the best ways to harmonize visual, tactile, and audible symbols for improving the effectiveness of alerting systems.

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