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In-screen sports graphics - Design - Domus
"Parametric models indicate how a change to one component of a structure causes ripples of changes through all the other connected elements, mapped across structural loads but also environmental characteristics, financial models and construction sequencing. FC Barcelona's activity is also clearly parametric in this sense. It cannot be understood through sensors tracking individuals but only through assembling the whole into one harmonious, interdependent system: the symphony and orchestra, rather than the midfield string section, or Lionel Messi as the first violinist." A brilliant article from Max; finally, he's written his long-promised article on 'realtime sports graphics' and it's really excellent: insightful about football and data visualisation alike. Top stuff.
maxgadney  visualization  design  graphics  motion  sport  football  analysis 
june 2012 by infovore
Super Ball XLV
"Data combined with narrative creates personality. It can be used to construct a larger and richer history around a subject.

The world is already divided in to two camps: People who are going to watch the Super Ball and those who aren't. This is an opportunity to delight the former and reach the latter, by providing a larger and more playful cast of characters to describe the events during the game." Nice!
football  stamen  superbowl  actors  twitter  iot 
february 2011 by infovore
Got Got Need | Five Players
"I spent fifty-nine pounds and seventeen pence on Fifa 09′s Ultimate Team mode. That is painful to admit, and I had to check it three times. £59.17."
games  dlc  collection  football  fifa 
october 2010 by infovore
ESPN - OTL: The Franchise - E-ticket
Madden isn't very big over here at all; it's hard to underestimate its cultural standing in the US. This article goes a long way to both explaining that and looking at the history of a juggernaut franchise that once started out very small. I really liked it as a piece of journalism.
writing  journalism  games  football  madden  ea  electronicarts 
august 2010 by infovore
Nike Playmaker
"Take the hassle out of organising football". It's been done before, but perhaps the brand, mobile experience, and quality of product will win out for Nike's team-management app. They showed us the MMO with Nike+; now they're doing guild management for the masses.
nike  services  team  sport  groups  application  football  management 
october 2008 by infovore

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