Visualising Olympic Performance

I receive a daily update from the Diigo Teacher-Librarian Group.

Yesterday Cathy Oxley shared three Olympic resources with Group members.

All three have an interesting approach to visualising Olympic performance.

SBS

SBS has produced a medals results page for all the Olympic Games in the modern era.

It appears as a map of the world.

The 2012 graphic is:

The medals for the first Olympic Games of the modern era were:

The New York Times

The New York Times has a visualisation of all medalists in three events in the modern era:

Performances are presented relative to Usain Bolt’s 2012 Olympic record.

I think this interactive visualisation is remarkable. It has set a new standard in how we share information about athletic performance.

The Slate

The Slate brings together eight contestants in four events (the 100-metres sprint, 100-metre freestyle swim, the long jump, and the discus) to bring together athletes from different Olympic eras (1896 to 2008).

I think these are wonderful resources. I am very impressed by the SBS medal selector and mesmerised by the New York Times visualisation … all thanks to Cathy Oxley’s links.

QR Codes: September Update

Cathy Oxley is a regular contributor to the Diigo Teacher-Librarian Group.

She is a treasure trove of information.

Recently she pointed to a University of Central Florida Libraries’ presentation by Aysegul Kapucu and Rebecca Murphey (12 August) on QR codes. I have embedded the presentation here for reference. By the time I found the Slideshare there had been 8262 views. There were sixteen related QR Slideshares.