Hot Shot Charts

Dynamically generated shot charts based on granular data

Visit the site.

Last Updated: Dec. 4, 2014, 11:59 p.m.

Description

This interactive visualization was developed to provide insight into the great game of basketball. Pick a year, team, and player, to see how teammates pass amongst themselves, and where a specific player takes his best shots. It’s that simple.

We thought it would be fun to showcase some of our abilities as Data Artist, Data Scientist, and Developer; what better way than an awesome webpage. Also the underlying framework is relevant to our clients looking to highlight insights buried in their data.

First off, this project was inspired by Kirk Goldsberry. For the back end this could have been built with any database but we chose to use .NET MVC, and SQL Server. The calculations and magic happen in an algorithm that leverages the best of SQL Server and the best of .NET. The front end development was built with a combination of Twitter Bootstrap for the skeleton and styling of the site and d3.js for making the data visualizations.