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October 16, 2017

Makeover Monday: Ranking Drivers in Formula-E

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This week we look at Formula-E results. I must admit, this was a bit tough. Nothing absolutely zero about the sport make it hard, yet it can make focusing easier as well...more about that in a sec.

First, let's look at the table of results.


What works well?

  • When looking at results in events, it never hurts to have the results in finishing order.
  • Including the pictures of the players helps make it more personal.
  • Showing the gap to first place helps provide context on how much the winner won by.

What could be improved?

  • There no sense of how the driver has done over time. Are they getting better or worse? You can't tell.
  • There's very little detail about what the stats mean. Definitions would be helpful for an audience to which this sport is foreign.

What were my goals?

  • Compare drivers in the most recent season
  • Only include drivers that completed every race
  • Provide season summary stats
  • See if any drivers are dominating the circuit

With those goals in mind, here's my Makeover Monday week 42. Click on the image for the interactive version.


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