I’ve always found the daunting amount of side effects caused by medication to be ridiculous, so I wanted to find a way to create a data visualization that accurately depicted the huge amount of side effects, and the medications that would “solve” them. Specifically, I decided to research, and visualize, all of the symptoms caused by taking the antidepressant called Lexipro.
I decided that the best way to show the enormous amount of data was through the style of a family tree. I used Microsoft Word to document and organize every symptom and medication which was then imputed into the design. While a serious topic, I used rounded shapes and playful colors to create a more friendly, and almost humorous, aesthetic.