menu

iPad Cover Turns Baseball Data Into An Interactive Sculpture [Video]

iPad Cover Turns Baseball Data Into An Interactive Sculpture [Video]
Design

Teehan+Lax Labs created a memento to the season with acrylic slides depicting the data of MLB teams’ performance.

Emma Hutchings
  • 30 july 2013

Teehan+Lax Labs wanted to create a memento of the baseball season that captures all the drama, struggles and highlights. They researched various statistics on Fangraphs and decided to look at the number of games back a team was from first place over time. This directly communicates how well a team is playing in relation to others and provides valuable contextual patterns like slumps, winning streaks, and divisional see-saw battles over first place.

They used MLB Gameday data and wrote a script that pulled daily snapshots from the 2012 season and logged games back per team over time. It also generated a PDF with a graph for each team that could easily be sent to a laser cutter.

iPad Cover Turns Baseball Data Into Interactive Sculpture [Video]

These graphs were organized in slides, cut and stacked in a clear acrylic plastic. This helped sort teams into leagues/divisions and also let the user focus on a single team while looking through the others. When fit upright on an opaque base, the overall structure conveyed information well and looked visually impressive.

Teehan+Lax Labs also decided to add interactivity to the slides, by using a tablet as the light source, control panel, and to provide supplemental information. The base of their data sculpture became an iPad case cover with a window to an interactive surface.

‘Season In Review’ captures all of the baseball season’s highlights. It is described as “part data visualization experiment, part non-electronic digital product, and part tablet accessory.” You can see the memento in the video below:

Teehan+Lax Labs

+#design
+#technology
+Apple
+Design
+fitness / sport
+gaming
+ipad cover
+Statistics
+technology
Trending

Volvo Is Launching A Global Car-Sharing Business

Automotive
PSFK MEMBERSHIP


JOIN RETAIL INTELLIGENCE PLATFORM
Get access to retail reports and 20,000 retail insights


LEARN MORE

TREND REPORT


FORECAST 2020
The Consumer Roles That Will Shape Our Future
 

DOWNLOAD NOW

AI Yesterday
Technology Yesterday
No search results found.