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NI 2012 (2012). 2012 Jun 23;2012:214. eCollection 2012.

Pictogram evaluation and authoring collaboration environment.

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Department of Medicine, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California, USA;


Studies showed benefits of using pictograms in health communication such as improved recall and comprehension of health instructions. Pictograms are culturally sensitive thus need to be rigorously validated to ensure they convey the intended meaning correctly to the targeted population. The infeasibility of manually creating pictograms and the lack of robust means to store and validate pictograms are potential barriers to the wider adoption of pictograms in health communication. To address these challenges, we created an open access web-based tool, PEACE (Pictogram Evaluation and Authoring Collaboration Environment) as a part of SHINE (Sustainable Health Informatics and Networking Environment) initiatives. We report the development process and the preliminary evaluation results of PEACE in this paper.


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