liz rutledge | thesis documentation site | parsons mfa design + technology

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A few new updates on the functions of the app!

The Game Clock.

On the data collection side, I added in the ability to manually adjust the clock time in the event of missing a few minutes, or forgetting to stop the clock and needing to dial it back a few seconds.

Change Time Function

New Icons for Field Markers

On the visualization side, I needed to address the issue of the icons on the field relating to the icons in the bar chart areas. Instead of the vague initials and/or dots I had in the last round, I created simplified versions of each stat’s logo that could be overlaid on a circle of the team’s color. The relationship between the two is much better now! Still some room for improvement on the overall interactions between various parts of the screen, but users have found it much easier to cognitively link the stats with the new icons.

Visualization with New Icons

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Still definitely some work to be done, but anyone interested can see the current status of my thesis paper here.

Sooooo many pages!

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So the other day I posted a presentation analyzing various iterations of my interfaces through the lens of information design theory…and lo and behold I went to check on it today and it had somehow made it to the front page of as a featured post and has already racked up 1,137 views!

I have NO idea how one even gets featured on their front page or why the Slideshare community has such a keen interest in information design and/or sports data, but it was nonetheless a super fun surprise. (Screen shot of its place on the homepage below to prove it!) ;o)

Featured on the Slideshare Front Page!

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A quick video of current visualization interface with stat-type, team, and time filtering all linked up! Still quite a bit of finessing to do (as well as linking of the score cards to attend to which I noticed upon playback I overlooked on this round)…and of course there are a few little bugs with the filtering that I need to patch up, but I’m happy to have all the various pieces of technology working together in [relative] harmony!

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After seeing everybody’s awesome digital drawings, I decided to convert my original sketch (below) into a few different variations. I’m waffling between a really simple aesthetic and something with more stuff going on to maximize the space and allow more people to effectively participate at once…but I can’t seem to make up my mind! Any feedback would be appreciated!

Exhibition Plan: The Original Sketch

Exhibition Plan: Option 1

Exhibition Plan: Option 2

Exhibition Plan: Option 3

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