Designer | Illustrator
I knew I was making progress when a doctor, who was new to my case, sketched his own timeline to make sure he understood. I felt heard in a way I hadn’t throughout my illness.

Health History Timeline

This timeline visualizes the most intense, debilitating year of my illness. This span of time remained vitally important to my story but became harder to recount in accurate detail. I wanted to arm myself with a visual guide- a basis on which to tell my story and start a conversation with my providers. I wanted to be sure to encompass symptom onset, severity, tests, and previous treatments, and external life events. The health journey map should not only document data points and key health events, but also reflect the way these elements interact and impact quality of life, mental health, and personal goals.

I see this timeline as a sketch for something that is much deeper, broader and holistic.

I knew I was making progress when a doctor, who was new to my case, sketched his own timeline to make sure he understood. I felt heard in a way I hadn’t throughout my illness.

I knew I was making progress when a doctor, who was new to my case, sketched his own timeline to make sure he understood. I felt heard in a way I hadn’t throughout my illness.

The capability to zoom in and out, compare and contrast provides opportunities to discover new parallels and catalysts.

The capability to zoom in and out, compare and contrast provides opportunities to discover new parallels and catalysts.

With the ability to layer and extract components of the health journey, patients and healthcare providers can build both holistic and highly detailed visuals of a health journey at various points in time.