W is for Win | Pelé – Career Win, Draw and Losses
Big thanks to #Sportsvizsunday for this dataset and therefore inspiration for this weeks #Alphabetproject viz. To celebrate Pelé’s 80th birthday Rodrigo Calloni kindly provided the team with a dataset containing every game he played.
This dataset was in great shape with plenty of premade measures and a plethora of dimensions to get vizzing with. My only brief this week (with this dataset) was to do something with circles. Whilst I would have been more on point to utilise some typically associated Brazilian colours (Green and Yellow) I really liked the effect of greys with a blue highlight and how it works with the main chart as a whole and the Pelé dot plot image highlight.
Key Techniques for the feature viz
- A few calcs – mainly to handle the colours, labeling or enable highlight actions
- Dashboard Actions – to enable highlight if and when Pele scored per game along with highlights for Wins, Draws and Loses.
- Pelé Image – pointillism technique – George Gorczynski, slightly tweaked (using cutout effect in .ppt) by adding .png behind the dots to strengthen the image detail.
- Text images (of text with favoured font) brought in for quotes and viz title.
Thanks for reading, any questions or feedback most welcome, please get in touch.