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This illustration was a collaborative assignment for the Medical Legal Visualization course at the University of Toronto Mississauga Biomedical Communications (UTM BMC) master’s program. The assignment was to develop a series of demonstrative evidence panels for pretrial or courtroom use in a criminal case. The panels were to explain complex anatomic and medical concepts while satisfying all legal admissibility criteria. Miranda MacAskill, Roxane Ziman and I co-designed the panels in consultation with Prof. Lax. Forensic case material was generously provided by Dr. Ian Paul of the Office of the Medical Investigator in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Audience:
Lay (courtroom)

Date:
December 2019

Format:
Display boards

Instructor:
Leila Lax

Media:
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Savage Interactive Procreate

Collaborators:
Miranda MacAskill, Roxanne Ziman

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