Towards the Optimum Visualisation – Cutting Through the Haze…

Alan Swanton @aswano23

I continue to be fascinated by how we can display the data and information we collect on a daily basis in different ways to help us tell a better story of competitive performance.  Not long after my last post on this site, l came across this – http://datavizproject.com/#

On first glance scrolling down through the home page l was taken by the sheer volume of different options available, some all too familiar and others inquisitively interesting.  The search function across the top of the page grouping the charts by family, input, function and shape provided me with a useful filter through which to explore further.  Continue reading “Towards the Optimum Visualisation – Cutting Through the Haze…”

How to get data to coaches when they are not by your side… but are within ‘throwing distance’?

Laura Ostler @lauramostler

I frequently get asked to provide competition support, part of this support is about providing coaches with data (video/stats) to inform decisions at a competition.  In my world, this may be between qualification and heats, heats and semi-finals, or between semi-finals and finals, and there may be as little as 15 minutes turnaround time between events.  The same could apply to match analysis with coaches looking to get data for a halftime talk.  In my world, I’m often a long way away from the field of play, often at the back of the stands at a velodrome or a swimming pool, and certainly a long way away from the coach.  So how to get data to the coach when they are not by your side… but they are within ‘throwing distance’? – well I’ll increase this to approximately 100m clear line of sight, i.e. stands to the far side of a hockey pitch, stands to the middle of the velodrome. Continue reading “How to get data to coaches when they are not by your side… but are within ‘throwing distance’?”