Baseball is a notoriously data-heavy sport. Throughout the 162 games of a Major League Baseball season, teams generate countless data points that can be compared and contrasted against both the league as a whole and other teams.
At Teehan+Lax Labs, an independent innovation unit within the Teehan+Lax digital agency in Toronto, designers considered how they could create a season-long snapshot that “captures all the drama, struggles, and highlights” of an MLB season. Their answer, Season in Review, is a unique digital product that is part iPad application, part physical interface, and part data visualization.
The design team reasoned that the best way to neatly visualize a five-plus month season was to start from the macro level. By measuring how many games back from first place a team was over time, the designers could analyze not only a team’s changing place in their division, but also trends... keep reading