NCAA Brackets Touchscreen

Year: 2010; updated 2011, 2012
Type: Broadcast touchscreen
Employer: ESPN

Project roles:
• Concept development
• UI design
• VizRT implementation, animation, and scripting
• Studio support and analyst training

The NCAA Brackets touchscreen gave basketball analysts on live SportsCenter broadcasts the ability to forecast winners of games, analyze matchups, view team stat panels, and engage in what-if storytelling.

One of my favorite parts of the Brackets touchscreen was selecting a winner of a matchup. To do this, the analyst slid a matchup’s logo chip left or right. Upon making the selection, the matchup updated with the selected team, and the team was automatically advanced to the next matchup. And if the analyst changed the winner in a matchup, all subsequent matches in its lineage were automatically reset.