GametimePLUSLIZ RUTLEDGETHESIS STUDIO // SPRING 2012TEAM POBINER/BUTLERPARSONS MFA DESIGN + TECHNOLOGY 02/24/2012
LACROSSE + DATA =AN ECOSYSTEM OF STATISTICS TRACKING TOOLS THAT ARE TAILORED TO LACROSSeBUILT ON A SYSTEM THAT COULD BE USED FOR COUNTLESS OTHER SPORTS
WHY:There is a growing gap between the rapidly expandingfield of data visualization and sports statistics trackingat the non-professional level.
WHAT:I seek to bridge this gap by creating an ecosystem ofeasy to use, cloud-based tools for real-time mobilestatistics collection and visualization.
PURPOSE:1) to facilitate and encourage the collection of data2) to enable deeper comprehension of the datathrough visual exploration3) to enhance traditional game statistics by taggingeach piece of data with the location and time at whichit was recorded.
So WHAT:This will allow for both immediate data analysis andthe preservation of spatiotemporal relationshipsbetween events—without the steep learning curve orprohibitive costs of professional-grade tools.
WHAT I’m MAkING & TESTINGOne possible implementation of this system:an iPad app tailored to the needs of lacrosse.
HOW + WHY:Through a case study focused on several youthlacrosse teams in New York and the Bay Area,my project will demonstrate how the thoughtfulreconfiguration of existing technologies can empowera wider sports community by helping them transformdata into knowledge.
Figure 8.6EVALUATION: NASA Task Load IndexNASA TASK LOAD INDEX Hart and Staveland’s NASA Task Load Index (TLX) method assesses work load on five 7-point scales. Increments of high, medium and low estimates for each point result in 21 gradations on the scales. Name Task Date Mental Demand How mentally demanding was the task? Very Low Very High Physical Demand How physically demanding was the task? Very Low Very High Temporal Demand How hurried or rushed was the pace of the task? Very Low Very High Performance How successful were you in accomplishing what you were asked to do? Perfect Failure Effort How hard did you have to work to accomplish your level of performance? Very Low Very High Frustration How insecure, discouraged, irritated, stressed, and annoyed wereyou? Very Low Very High