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Week 13: How they close to win
11-20-2014, 01:41 PM
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Week 13: How they close to win
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http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2014/...-line.html

This visualization is a distance chart shows result for most games of 2014 Sochi winter Olympics. This chart reflects the first 8 guys’ location when champion reached the destination. You also could click on right side to shows other games result.

The most advantage of this visualization is that shows the distance to finish line for each player. It is easy to compare how large difference strength disparity between one player and others. Consider an example of you know the time use and speed of the each player, it is also hard to images how large difference they are.

Right side tabs are well organized. You could find the game result you want very quickly because of all of the games categorized by this visualization. When you click another game, the data will change and x-axis and y-axis are fixed.

I think fixed y-axis is a major design defect of this chart. In Speed Skating category, it cannot find other players position except champion when you choose long distant speed games like men/women 5000m or 10000m, you also do not know who got the 2nd of game. At meanwhile, men/women 500m Speed Skating chart, every player is so close to each other, it makes reader hard to compare players. In my opinion, this visualization should use dynamic y-axis, the max value should be 8th player’s distance to destination.
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Week 13: How they close to win - sunyangt - 11-20-2014 01:41 PM

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