The December issue of the WIRED
magazine had a great article from Steven Leckart questioning the complex
and obfuscated lab reports patients are getting from their physicians.
He is asking why such reports are not understandable and asked designers
to give them a complete makeover.
The results are amazing and what's best - it is readable without having an "MD" after your name.
But an important fact is missing in this article: Why do these reports look so ugly?
answer is quite simple. The laboratories focus on analyzing our blood
instead of writing good software. Focusing on correct blood results
should be their priority as it saves life, however providing patients
easy to read results is also important. Obviously, the remakes of the
lab reports presented in the magazine are created in designer
applications like Adobe InDesign or QuarkXPress. But just like MS Word,
it is not an effortless process to automate such applications.
Text Control re-created one of those reports with TX Text Control
and basic document elements like tables or symbol fonts. No images or
other "expensive" elements are used to keep such documents small and
flexible (exported as DOCX, the document has a size of 9.43 KB and the
PDF only 58.6 KB). This document can be easily used as a template and
can be automated using TX Text Control in a very easy way.
reports are just one example. Invoices, quotes, and delivery notes are
other examples that can benefit from a facelift. Make them beautiful. TX Text Control helps you with this approach.
Download the PDF document and see yourself
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