Sağlık Sektöründe Kullanılan Bilgilendirme Grafiklerinin Görsel Göstergebilim Açısından İncelenmesi ve Bir Uygulama
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ABSTRACT KESKIN, Serap. "An Investigation of Information Graphics Used in the Health Sector in Terms of Visual Semiotics and an Application", Post Graduate Thesis, Ankara, 2017. The increasing need for information sharing ever since ever since people existed and the efforts of communication / information designers to provide more effective communication in this context has made the interaction with various scientific fields inevitable. Therefore, information graphics that have gained more importance in recent years have enabled the users to select the information they need with the scientific fields in interaction and to reach these information faster and more efficiently. Since the health field has a more vital prescription for human life in terms of information, this thesis study has been chosen as a subject to examine the informatics graphs used in the health sector in terms of visual indicators and to make applications on this field. In the first part of the study, the concepts of "information / informing" and "information graphic" are covered and the information, principles, types and application areas of information graphics, history of development process and importance of informative graphics are explained. In the second part, the place and importance of informatics graphics in health sector; Examples in Turkey and in the World are examined. In the third chapter, the concept of "visual metrology" is discussed and examples of information graphics used in the health sector are investigated with "semantic, imperialist and pragmatic" approaches that are utilized in visual metrology analysis. In the fourth and last section, which deals with the application of the study, the findings of the thesis and the opinions of field experts, The examples in the field of physiotherapy and rehabilitation determined by the thesis advisor were discussed and the practices realized in this field were discussed. Three of the sports injuries in physiotherapy and rehabilitation areas were chosen. These; "Anterior cruciate ligament injuries", "tennis elbow injuries" and "thigh muscle injuries". Information graphics for these areas are designed; vii Brochures designed for the exercises recommended for the treatment of these injuries are designed.