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Rafa Nadal’s career in detail

Category: Best visualization (small and large newsrooms)

Country/area: Spain

Organisation: Mundo Deportivo

Organisation size: Small

Publication date: 11 May 2019

Credit: Ferran Morales (Data visualization), Angel Rigueira

Project description:

In the paper edition of the newspaper we made this infographic to pay tribute to tennis player Rafa Nadal for once again achieving number 1 on the ATP list.
We make a pie chart dividing it by years, in each year you can see the achievements and their classification.

Impact reached:

It had a lot of repercussion when gathering the information in a (circular) way of a career as long as that of Rafa Nadal in an unconventional way.
In social networks he had a lot of repercussion and tennis specialists named him on his channels.

Techniques/technologies used:

We collect data in Excel, use RAW for a first circular version of the data and finally use Illustrator to design the elements.

What was the hardest part of this project?

The realization of a round visualization was a challenge, in many occasions I saw attempts to show the data in this way and they did not work very well, in my modest opinion I think that the visualization fulfills the challenge that marks me in said work.

What can others learn from this project?

One of the satisfactions that I highlight of this project is that, the tennis specialist in the writing told me that thanks to the graphic, he understood Rafa Nadal’s career in detail much better, just for this phrase it is well worth the realization of these visualizations.

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