Xcelsius SCN Challenge: Vancouver 2010 Vizualization

Recently I bumped into one of the Tweets which redirected me to this post on SCN. Jason Cao from SAP has challenged the Xcelsius community to come up with their own Visualization. He provided a sample data of a community poll results in which users took a poll on “What is your favorite Winter Olympic sport to follow?”. Although the data was only sufficient for a single chart, it threw an interesting challenge at the Xcelsius developer community to make it look more interesting.

Finally after 4 weeks, I got a breather from work to work on something interesting. However, I overlooked the deadline for submission and was late in submitting my version. Jason was kind enough to accept submissions after the deadline date, but to keep it fair the submissions made after the deadline will not be included in the competition but will be showcased on the challenge page.

I browsed through all the approved visualizations and found very few interesting. The idea was to improvise the chart, not to build a whole new dashboard on the Vancouver Olympics. I liked the enthusiasm and interest that the community members showed to make their mark. The idea was to take the minimum data provided and make it look more interesting and intuitive.

Here is what I came up with. Your comments, Suggestions and Criticism will be well received. Please use the comments section to shout it out.