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[THESIS] Midterm Presentation

  1. 1. GAMETIME [assistant]GIRLS’ LACROSSEGAME DATA // REHASHEDa midterm overview of inspiration, context, progress, and next stepsLIZ RUTLEDGETHESIS STUDIO // FALL 2011TEAM LAWSON/PRENTICEPARSONS MFA DESIGN + TECHNOLOGY 10/20/2011
  2. 2. WHY DATA VISUALIZATION? / Background + original conceptWHAT IS GIRLS’ LACROSSE? / A QUICK OVERVIEW OF THE GAMETHE CONCEPT / DESIGN QUeSTIONS + GOALSIMPETUS / STATS ARE YOUr FRIEND + POSITIONING GIRLS FOR SUCCESSPRECEDENTS / CAPTURING + VISUALIZING GAME DATAPROTOTYPES / Designing the system + scorekeepingNEXT STEPS / WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?liz rutledge | fall thesis studio | MIDTERM REVIEW 10/20/2011
  3. 3. WHY DATA VISUALIZATION?Background + original concept my background. data visualization. // math + statistics // analyzing and interpreting data // economics + financeliz rutledge | fall thesis studio | MIDTERM REVIEW 10/20/2011
  4. 4. WHY DATA VISUALIZATION?Background + original concept my background. data visualization. // math + statistics // analyzing and interpreting data // economics + finance // fine arts // creating visually striking compositions that // visual design bring meaning to complex informationliz rutledge | fall thesis studio | MIDTERM REVIEW 10/20/2011
  5. 5. WHY DATA VISUALIZATION?Background + original concept my background. data visualization. // math + statistics // analyzing and interpreting data // economics + finance // fine arts // creating visually striking compositions that // visual design bring meaning to complex information // code/programming // pulling information from databases and APIs // web (design + development) and transforming it into dynamic interactive experiencesliz rutledge | fall thesis studio | MIDTERM REVIEW 10/20/2011
  6. 6. WHY DATA VISUALIZATION?Background + original concept the original concept. the details. // to create an easily accessible and visually // apps would range from a full-size browser intuitive suite of applications for people without web app to iPad/tablet and iPhone/mobile apps. a statistics background to collect, visualize, and effectively analyze their data. // all apps would have slightly different functionality tailored to the device’s size and “data vis to the people” capabilities yet integrate seamlesslyliz rutledge | fall thesis studio | MIDTERM REVIEW 10/20/2011
  7. 7. WHY DATA VISUALIZATION? // RELATED PRECEDENTSBackground + original concept PRECEDENT 01: Daytum // an online personal data collection and visualization service.liz rutledge | fall thesis studio | MIDTERM REVIEW 10/20/2011
  8. 8. WHY DATA VISUALIZATION? // RELATED PRECEDENTSBackground + original concept PRECEDENT 02: Protovis + d3.js // javascript libraries to help quickly create your own interactive data visualizationsliz rutledge | fall thesis studio | MIDTERM REVIEW 10/20/2011
  9. 9. WHY DATA VISUALIZATION?Background + original concept challenges. // how to motivate users to actually keep track of their personal data // narrowing down the target audience // difficulty finding a strong focus or over-arching need/purposeliz rutledge | fall thesis studio | MIDTERM REVIEW 10/20/2011
  10. 10. WHY DATA VISUALIZATION? // THE REVISED PLANBackground + original concept focus the project on a user group that: // already tracks data on a regular basis // could benefit quickly and significantly from being able to capture, visualize, and analyze their data more effectively // has been a very important and formative part of my own personal development (as both a player and coach)liz rutledge | fall thesis studio | MIDTERM REVIEW 10/20/2011
  11. 11. WHY DATA VISUALIZATION? // THE REVISED PLANBackground + original concept focus the project on a user group that: // already tracks data on a regular basis // could benefit quickly and significantly from being able to capture, visualize, and analyze their data more effectively // has been a very important and formative part of my own personal development (as both a player and coach) GIRLS’ LACROSSEliz rutledge | fall thesis studio | MIDTERM REVIEW 10/20/2011
  12. 12. WHY DATA VISUALIZATION? / Background + original conceptWHAT IS GIRLS’ LACROSSE? / A QUICK OVERVIEW OF THE GAMETHE CONCEPT / DESIGN QUeSTIONS + GOALSIMPETUS / STATS ARE YOUr FRIEND + POSITIONING GIRLS FOR SUCCESSPRECEDENTS / CAPTURING + VISUALIZING GAME DATAPROTOTYPES / Designing the system + scorekeepingNEXT STEPS / WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?liz rutledge | fall thesis studio | MIDTERM REVIEW 10/20/2011
  13. 13. WHAT IS GIRLS’ LACROSSE?A QUICK OVERVIEW OF THE GAME the basics. // field sport with 12 players per side // game is played using lacrosse sticks, made up of a molded plastic head that is strung with nylon and/or leather strings and attached to a metal or composite shaft // players try to score by shooting the ball into opponents’ goal, using their sticks to shoot, pass, and carry the ball down the fieldliz rutledge | fall thesis studio | MIDTERM REVIEW 10/20/2011
  14. 14. WHY DATA VISUALIZATION? / Background + original conceptWHAT IS GIRLS’ LACROSSE? / A QUICK OVERVIEW OF THE GAMETHE CONCEPT / DESIGN QUeSTIONS + GOALSIMPETUS / STATS ARE YOUr FRIEND + POSITIONING GIRLS FOR SUCCESSPRECEDENTS / CAPTURING + VISUALIZING GAME DATAPROTOTYPES / Designing the system + scorekeepingNEXT STEPS / WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?liz rutledge | fall thesis studio | MIDTERM REVIEW 10/20/2011
  15. 15. THE CONCEPTDESIGN QUeSTIONS + GOALS the form. the audience. // an easy-to-use web application (in the // mobile device owners that are involved in the form of a suite of coordinating iPhone/mobile lacrosse community, primarily at the youth-level phone, iPad/tablet, and desktop/laptop-based apps) for members of the girls’ lacrosse // different aspects of the project would cater community to the various subsets of this demographic, such as parents, coaching staff, players, and // this series of apps would allow users to community members/fans, with parents collect, visualize, and effectively analyze comprising the largest user group team, player and game data in real timeliz rutledge | fall thesis studio | MIDTERM REVIEW 10/20/2011
  16. 16. THE CONCEPTDESIGN QUeSTIONS + GOALS the purpose. // if members of the girls’ lacrosse community (primarily coaches, players, and parents) were able to personally collect, analyze and visualize game and season data in real time // then they would be much better positioned to encourage the physical, emotional, intellectual, and social development of individual players, as well as the continued growth of the girls’ lacrosse community as a whole.liz rutledge | fall thesis studio | MIDTERM REVIEW 10/20/2011
  17. 17. THE CONCEPTDESIGN QUeSTIONS + GOALS the design questions. Q: In what ways might access to accurate and timely data about their own athletic performance keep young girls engaged and encourage lifelong participation in sports? Q: How might a collaborative data collection and visualization tool for girls’ lacrosse be used to foster a strong support base for girls’ sports in their community?liz rutledge | fall thesis studio | MIDTERM REVIEW 10/20/2011
  18. 18. WHY DATA VISUALIZATION? / Background + original conceptWHAT IS GIRLS’ LACROSSE? / A QUICK OVERVIEW OF THE GAMETHE CONCEPT / DESIGN QUeSTIONS + GOALSIMPETUS / STATS ARE YOUr FRIEND + POSITIONING GIRLS FOR SUCCESSPRECEDENTS / CAPTURING + VISUALIZING GAME DATAPROTOTYPES / Designing the system + scorekeepingNEXT STEPS / WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?liz rutledge | fall thesis studio | MIDTERM REVIEW 10/20/2011
  19. 19. 01 02IMPETUSSTATS ARE YOUr FRIEND sports run on numbers. // winners of sporting events are almost always determined by statistics // these top-level statistics, however, are not the only ones that matter to the athleteliz rutledge | fall thesis studio | MIDTERM REVIEW 10/20/2011
  20. 20. 01 02IMPETUSSTATS ARE YOUr FRIEND to improve you need to play smart. // you have you know where you are to know where you can go next—assess personal strengths/weaknesses and track progressliz rutledge | fall thesis studio | MIDTERM REVIEW 10/20/2011
  21. 21. 01 02IMPETUSSTATS ARE YOUr FRIEND to improve you need to play smart. the secret’s in the stats. // you have you know where you are to // objectively-collected data is the only know where you can go next—assess personal way to get conclusive/absolute information strengths/weaknesses and track progress about performance and progress // data allows you to track your own progress or compare yourself definitively against competitorsliz rutledge | fall thesis studio | MIDTERM REVIEW 10/20/2011
  22. 22. 01 02IMPETUSSTATS ARE YOUr FRIEND if stats are so great, why don’t some teams record accurate game stats? // scorekeeping is hard! // more scorekeepers = higher costs // parent volunteers face a steep learning curve // the current paper-based system is a mess!liz rutledge | fall thesis studio | MIDTERM REVIEW 10/20/2011
  23. 23. 01 02IMPETUSSTATS ARE YOUr FRIEND scoresheets are either WAY too simple... ...or incredibly cramped and complicated.liz rutledge | fall thesis studio | MIDTERM REVIEW 10/20/2011
  24. 24. 01 02IMPETUSPOSITIONING GIRLS FOR SUCCESS why specifically girls’ lacrosse? // 18+ years of personal experience // young sport that is constantly evolving (opportunity to help shape its rapid growth) // men’s sports tend to have a more thriving culture around recording and analyzing stats and game data—it’s our turn!liz rutledge | fall thesis studio | MIDTERM REVIEW 10/20/2011
  25. 25. 01 02IMPETUSPOSITIONING GIRLS FOR SUCCESS girls are fierce competitors too! // some coaches choose not to measure/ broadcast girls’ empirical progress at all in order to make sure all players feel like “winners” // many female athletes crave the same intensity experienced by male athletes:* — playing through injuries — pushing themselves to their mental limits — facing fierce competition * Adams, Natalie, Alison Schmitke, and Amy Franklin. 2005. “Tomboys, Dykes, and Girly Girls: Interrogating the Subjectivities of Adolescent Female Athletes.” Women’s Studies Quarterly 33 (1/2, Women and Sports): pp. 17-34.liz rutledge | fall thesis studio | MIDTERM REVIEW 10/20/2011
  26. 26. 01 02IMPETUSPOSITIONING GIRLS FOR SUCCESS benefits beyond the playing field. // studies show that girls that participate in team sports are more confident/assertive and gain critical life skills // girls participating in sports have better grades, higher graduation rates, and are more likely to go to college than non-athlete females American Association of University Women (AAUW). “Title IX Athletic Statistics.” Accessed 10/12, 2011. Retrieved from http://www.aauw.org/act/laf/library/athleticStatistics.cfm.liz rutledge | fall thesis studio | MIDTERM REVIEW 10/20/2011
  27. 27. WHY DATA VISUALIZATION? / Background + original conceptWHAT IS GIRLS’ LACROSSE? / A QUICK OVERVIEW OF THE GAMETHE CONCEPT / DESIGN QUeSTIONS + GOALSIMPETUS / STATS ARE YOUr FRIEND + POSITIONING GIRLS FOR SUCCESSPRECEDENTS / CAPTURING + VISUALIZING GAME DATAPROTOTYPES / Designing the system + scorekeepingNEXT STEPS / WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?liz rutledge | fall thesis studio | MIDTERM REVIEW 10/20/2011
  28. 28. 01 02 03PRECEDENTSCAPTURING + VISUALIZING GAME DATA PRECEDENT 01: SCOREKEEPERS SoccerMate and Lacrosse Star Player // iPhone and iPad apps for real-time game data collection designed for soccer and lacrosse, respectively // need to input player and game data directly into the mobile apps (no full-size web interface to streamline the process in advance)liz rutledge | fall thesis studio | MIDTERM REVIEW 10/20/2011
  29. 29. 01 02 03PRECEDENTSCAPTURING + VISUALIZING GAME DATA PRECEDENT 02: DATA HANDLERS Sportability and LeagueAthletics.com // web-based sports league administration services to facilitate running a league, promoting your team, and scheduling games, etc. // adds social element to team and game data // full-size web browser interface for easy data entryliz rutledge | fall thesis studio | MIDTERM REVIEW 10/20/2011
  30. 30. 01 02 03PRECEDENTSCAPTURING + VISUALIZING GAME DATA PRECEDENT 03: STAT VISUALIZERS GameTrac Stats Book & Score Keeper // iPhone app that lets you track stats for any activity, and then analyze and display the data visually // comes “pre-loaded” with five sports and can add any other sports/games by manually inputting the stats you want to track // need to input player and game data directly into the mobile appsliz rutledge | fall thesis studio | MIDTERM REVIEW 10/20/2011
  31. 31. WHY DATA VISUALIZATION? / Background + original conceptWHAT IS GIRLS’ LACROSSE? / A QUICK OVERVIEW OF THE GAMETHE CONCEPT / DESIGN QUeSTIONS + GOALSIMPETUS / STATS ARE YOUr FRIEND + POSITIONING GIRLS FOR SUCCESSPRECEDENTS / CAPTURING + VISUALIZING GAME DATAPROTOTYPES / Designing the system + scorekeepingNEXT STEPS / WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?liz rutledge | fall thesis studio | MIDTERM REVIEW 10/20/2011
  32. 32. PROTOTYPESDesigning the system when someone scores, you need to find their name, find the goals column, tick off a goal, note the time on the game clock, write down the time, then record the goal AGAIN down at the bottom the current [paper] system. space to hand-write in 25 players— most teams only have between 16-20 players on the roster (wasted space!)liz rutledge | fall thesis studio | MIDTERM REVIEW 10/20/2011
  33. 33. the proposed digital alternative. // SYSTEM DIAGRAM 01 02 03 04 05 (iPad/tablet) THE MAIN SCOREKEEPING APPLICATION liz rutledge | fall thesis studio | MIDTERM REVIEW 10/20/2011
  34. 34. the proposed digital alternative. // SYSTEM DIAGRAM 01 02 03 04 05 (iPad/tablet) THE MAIN SCOREKEEPING APPLICATION (iPhone/mobile) SINGLE-STATISTICS COUNTERS liz rutledge | fall thesis studio | MIDTERM REVIEW 10/20/2011
  35. 35. // SYSTEM DIAGRAM 01 02 03 04 05 PHOTO INTERFACE THAT LINKS TO TIMELINE (iPhone/mobile) SINGLE-STATISTICS COUNTERS (iPhone/mobile) THE MAIN SCOREKEEPING APPLICATION (iPad/tablet) liz rutledge | fall thesis studio | MIDTERM REVIEW 10/20/2011the proposed digital alternative.
  36. 36. // SYSTEM DIAGRAM 01 02 03 04 05 BASIC GAME INFO SCREEN FOR FANS (iPhone/mobile) PHOTO INTERFACE THAT LINKS TO TIMELINE (iPhone/mobile) SINGLE-STATISTICS COUNTERS (iPhone/mobile) THE MAIN SCOREKEEPING APPLICATION (iPad/tablet) liz rutledge | fall thesis studio | MIDTERM REVIEW 10/20/2011the proposed digital alternative.
  37. 37. // SYSTEM DIAGRAM 01 02 03 04 05 THE ENTIRE PROPOSED SYSTEM BASIC GAME INFO SCREEN FOR FANS (iPhone/mobile) PHOTO INTERFACE THAT LINKS TO TIMELINE (iPhone/mobile) SINGLE-STATISTICS COUNTERS (iPhone/mobile) THE MAIN SCOREKEEPING APPLICATION (iPad/tablet) liz rutledge | fall thesis studio | MIDTERM REVIEW 10/20/2011the proposed digital alternative.
  38. 38. PROTOTYPESscorekeeping quickly add stats not displayed in counters below goals marked with their actual location on the field for a richer data set easy counter buttons for quicker stat keeping of common events like passes, ground balls, turnoevers, etc.liz rutledge | fall thesis studio | MIDTERM REVIEW 10/20/2011
  39. 39. PROTOTYPESscorekeeping all stats will be tied to game clock to enable time-accurate playback after the game is complete goals appear wherever you click the mouse to indicate field position using Javascript. Future functionality will including dragging from the goal location to indicate an assist and its location. easy counter buttons incrementing using Javascript, with hover/touch states and other feedback elementsliz rutledge | fall thesis studio | MIDTERM REVIEW 10/20/2011
  40. 40. PROTOTYPES // MARKING A GOALscorekeeping a player scores from the second click or tap on the a ball appears the goal is now recorded (and you will be asked the scoring hash (riiiiiight here!) location of the shot player’s name or number) and tagged with the time on the game clock! coming in the next iteration: goal marking will also include the ability to record assists by dragging your finger/mouse from the shot location to the spot the assisting pass came fromliz rutledge | fall thesis studio | MIDTERM REVIEW 10/20/2011
  41. 41. PROTOTYPESscorekeeping drag and drop controls for all players—to sub a player or swap positions of players on the field, just drag a player over the one she’s replacing and the app will make the changes for you throughout the rest of the interface current positions for all the players on the field easily see who still needs to be subbed inliz rutledge | fall thesis studio | MIDTERM REVIEW 10/20/2011
  42. 42. WHY DATA VISUALIZATION? / Background + original conceptWHAT IS GIRLS’ LACROSSE? / A QUICK OVERVIEW OF THE GAMETHE CONCEPT / DESIGN QUeSTIONS + GOALSIMPETUS / STATS ARE YOUr FRIEND + POSITIONING GIRLS FOR SUCCESSPRECEDENTS / CAPTURING + VISUALIZING GAME DATAPROTOTYPES / Designing the system + scorekeepingNEXT STEPS / WHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE?liz rutledge | fall thesis studio | MIDTERM REVIEW 10/20/2011
  43. 43. NEXT STEPSWHERE DO WE GO FROM HERE? Implementation Research // Continue to refine sketches/prototypes for // Follow up with contacts in the lacrosse the scorekeeping application community for feedback // Build out more components of the application // Reach out to youth teams in the area to with HTML/CSS/Javascript for testing establish a local connection for observation and user testing // Sketch and build out a variety of prototypes for the visualization side of the project // Research what types of visualization tools/ techniques would be the most useful for displaying sports statistics data and start designing!liz rutledge | fall thesis studio | MIDTERM REVIEW 10/20/2011
  44. 44. THANKYOU.

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