I'm designing a display which will present current news updates as either a local or regional news post. The monitors displaying the news will be located in shared areas in a variety of hospitals and health care centers.
The display is divided into two horizontal surfaces with the local on the left and the regional on the right. Each surface displays five news items, with the two most recent ones with more surface and thereby more information.
The news are also color coded, with red ones indicating alert, blue heads up's and yellow as more normal/non-critical news updates. (The indicators will have a different visual expression in the final version to avoid issues with color blindness).
What I feel as a problem here is that it gets quite crowded? I feel like maybe there's "too much" information? Thing is that I don't want the display to have any scrolling behavior, or toggle the information that is being displayed in the news cells (that is unless new news items are being posted pushing an old one out).
I guess what I really want to know is if the info that is being displayed is "too much" considering a viewer should get an idea of what's going on with a ~10 sec glance. Does anyone have any experience or data regarding this type of work?