Living Language is a speculative design project whose scope is to afford better communication between medical professionals and those affected by cancer in treatment pathways, clinical research settings and personal life.
It is a democratic platform aimed for the year 2030 where users can create and vote on visual symbols that describe cancer symptoms. Voting is done in an electoral system as each global region holds a percentage of influence based on users and population, preserving a universal perspective.
Selected symbols are catered towards wide audiences, regardless of knowledge level or spoken language. Living Language creates an intuitive method to describe the condition, available to most. Being an international dialect, it can be used across all fields of medical practice- capturing data in its purest state, without the need for translation. Developed with the help of medical industry experts, the project represents a vignette into how cancer care might develop within the next decade.