Print graphic was ran on the day after the release of the data. Worked on this with David Schutz and Tom Giratikanon. Web component was also produced here. .
Very simple interactive graphic, but it was pretty effective that even data visualization guru Ben Fry commented on his blog! (I was really excited about that!)
I have produced a series of interactive to go with the U.S. Census Bureau’s release of the 2005-2009 American Community Survey 5-year Estimates data (Data was released on December 14, 2010. You can see them from American Fact FInder website) One of more successful presentation of data was an ancestry/race look of Massachusetts, by towns. [...]
The Boston Globe published a special section magazine to celebrate the opening of expansion of Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts’ new “American Wing.” I’ve built a interactive map of the new wing, which has a audio tour, 360 panorama feature and multiple layer of information and photos provided by the MFA.
The Boston Globe business section’s “Executive compensation” package examined CEO compensation at more than 200 publicly traded companies based in Massachusetts. I have created a interactive chart that shows the CEO’s compensation change from previous year to company’s performance (we used revenue change form previous year) to see if some CEO got a pay raise [...]
I built an interactive map for 2010 mid-term election. United States House of representative is proportionally represented (each Hexagon is a seat) in this map, and by checking xml feed that Boston.com set up thorough AP feed, this flash map colored itself on election night. The New York Times’ congress API was used to get [...]
I have been producing a popular weekly Japanese podcast, “East Coast Baseball Freaks” on JapaneseBallPlayers.com since August 2005 with a partner in Japan. The show has ranked as high as 3rd in the iTunes store (Japanese) in “Sports and Recreation” category. After 185 episodes, we recorded our last regularly scheduled episode in September 2009. The [...]
I have not have time to update my portfolio lately, but I thought I will create a entry here with links to all (most?) of my projects that is not linked from other part of the site, so that it is easier for me to find when the time comes. 2010 property tax of Massachusetts [...]
The Boston Globe’s 2010 Baseball Preview section focused on how the “run prevention” philosophy was big part of 2010 Red Sox. I have created a graphic explaining what Ultimate Zone Rating is, to go with Peter Abraham’s story. This graphic, ran in the Boston Globe April 4, 2010 in the sports section, was researched, written, [...]
Taking a “Scouting Report” that appears on The Boston Sunday Globe’s sports section, written by Jim McBride every week, we wanted to do some interactive piece on it. I’ve re-organized the existing information, and created this presentation. I used Flash (XML data driven) for the depth chart, but rest is laid out using html/css, with [...]
A calendar look at how the Boston Red Sox fared each game this season. You can sort the games results by different category, such as home game, away game, and runs scored or allowed (Red Sox scored 7 or more runs 50 times this season, still managed to lose 6 of those games, for example). [...]
A flash interactive to easily compare statistics of each of four teams that advanced to the American League playoff in 2009 – Boston Red Sox, New York Yankees, Los Angeles Angels, and Minnesota Twins. You can view the data by Position of the fielder, batting order of pitchers, and by selecting multiple players, it will [...]
Dow Jones Industrial Average hit 10,000 mark for the first time in over year on October 14, 2009. This flash interactive was a quick look on World/National events since the Dow Jones first hit the 10,000 mark March 29, 1999. “From a high above 14,000 to its low point near 6,500, the Dow Jones Industrial [...]
This project used infographics, video, and simple animations to make a point that how complicated Boston’s Public transportation system is. Working and coordinating with many talented individuals, I was the man behind theproject to put those pieces all together in Flash/ActionScript. October 2009. “The MBTA is considered by many to be the most complex mass [...]
An interactive presentation of what was in the report by National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. Working with 3D graphic produced by Javier Zarracina, I put this interactive flash piece together with writing and reporting help from group of reporters/artists in November, 2009. “A report from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health [...]
I was part of graphic team that produced 4 interactive graphic that went with NFL Preview section published on September 10, 2009. See the links below:
Ellsbury’s record speed: Jacoby Ellsbury broke Tommy Harper’s 36-year-old club record for most bases stolen in a season, surpassing Harper’s 54. Like Harper, Ellsbury possesses unique qualities that enable him to be a prolific base stealer. When stealing second, four unique events happen that determine whether he is successful. Worked with James Abundis and Ed [...]
Interactive graphics/map that shows where the tall ships are docked during the “Sail Boston” event which took place from July 8 to 13 at Boston Inner harbor.
The Society of New Design (SND, snd.org) holds The Best of Multimedia Design competition every quarter. For the Jan. 1, 2009 – March 31, 2009 period, my department at the Boston Globe was selected as “Quarterly Winner” for 5 projects, all of which I was part of.
Visualized and interactive presentation of 100 company names selected by the Boston Globe of “The Best of Massachusetts Business 2009.” This flash interactive reads xml database and let used interact, reorganize and sort by various values. I pitched the idea to the editor, organized the information, designed UI, coded and carried out to the final [...]
Hit chart (data was available from mlb.com with little bit of researching) created for Red Sox’s struggling slugger. Turned around from idea to final product in less than 6 hours. “Boston Red Sox designated hitter David Ortiz has had 157 plate appearances in 2009 through May 14. Here is the look at his at-bats. Use [...]
As a founder of JapaneseBallPlayers.com, I am sometimes asked to appear on radio or contribute in some writings. If you are interested in talking to me, please contact me through contact page of this website.
Lead User Interface(UI)/User Experience(UX) designer for redesign of BostonWorks.com, a job classified section in Boston.com. Coordinating all aspects of the redesign with product manager. Collaborating with all parties involved, such as the editorial managers, developer, content producers, sales, promotions, and advertising while advocating for the best usability and user experience for the visitors of the [...]
Boston Consulate-General of Japan provides a lot of information to local Japanese nationals, and the website has became large and hard to navigate. Reorganization of information and redesign, focused on finding the right information, was implemented in 2009, while following strict guideline of Japanese government’s website rules. All Japanese Embassy/Consulate-General has to match the look [...]
Boston Marathon, which happens in April every year, draws a large crowd from all over the world. This “viewer’s guide to Boston Marathon course” was created by piecing together a multiple maps that gets published every year in the Boston Globe’s “Marathon preview” section. The interactive holds a lot of information accumulated over the years [...]
The Boston Globe’s 2009 Baseball Preview section focused on the “American League East.” Surprise of the year of ’08, the Tampa Bay Rays, have joined perennial contenders Red Sox and the Yankees to form arguably the strongest division of the Major League. To compare the character of those three distinguishably different teams, this interactive allows [...]
As part of 2009 Baseball Preview section. Working with sports designer Brian Gross.
Pitched the interactive idea to the editor. I’ve conducted research, wrote copy, designed functionality and look and feel, coded Action Script in Flash and implemented to Bostoncom. This interactive has selected as a September 2008 quarterly winner of Society of News Design The Best of Multimedia Design, as well as Quincy’s ‘Goliath’ crane accident, and [...]
The average assessed value for single-family homes in Massachusetts fell for the first time in more than a decade last year, even as property tax bills continued to climb. SOURCE: State Department of Revenue Matt Carroll, Daigo Fujiwara / Globe Staff
I created this Flash interactive with Globe’s artist Javier Zarracina. I did the research and writing, and put the graphic together using Adobe Flash CS3. “Fenway Park has undergone a series of annual improvements since the current owner group purchased the team in 2002.” This interactive has selected as a November 2008 quarterly winner of [...]
As part of the Boston Globe/Boston.com sports section, I produced map of Beijing venues. “Click on a sport name to highlight its venue and get a schedule snapshot, or click on the venue for sport information. For detail on Olympic Green click here.” Also about the Olympic green:
As a lead designer/online art director, I oversaw overall web design and user experience for both Inc. (Inc.com) and FastCompany magazines’ (fastcompany.com) web sites under direction of design director Pat Mitchell (now of pluto media) from 2000 to 2003. Web sites contained magazine contents dating back 20 years and over 15K pages. Completed three web [...]
As part of 2007 Baseball 2007 Preview section, I went to Florida to figure out how the Boston Red Sox’s new pitchers pitches, and made it into full-page infographic.
The Boston Globe purchased information (xml feed) from Inside Edge Inc. prior to the 2008 American League Championship series. This interactive graphic demonstrates hitters’ strengths and weaknesses.
Your body fat can be determined by a measurement called body mass index (BMI), which is based on weight and height. Using the Healthy People 2010 standards (HP2010), all adults with a BMI between 25 and 29.9 are classified as being overweight and those with a BMI over 30 are considered obese. This simple flash [...]
Besides designing web pages and creating web interactives, I have been blogging/writing about my “other” passion, Boston Red Sox, since 2003. In Japanese language. Go-RedSox.com, a Japanese language blog about Boston Red Sox is one of the oldest Japanese language blog about Red Sox, and still draws a lot of unique users from Japan. Remember, [...]
Producing Japaneseballplayers.com, a bilingual website dedicated to Japanese baseball players playing in MLB, since 1999,
Official website for Society of News Designe Boston Conference in 2007, held October 11-13. Worked from the logo that Boston Globe Design Director Dan Zedek has created into entire website.