|Pedals with NSFW names like Big Muff and Swollen Pickle en masse.|
Behind us, on, in lack of a better word, the stage, we had a screen displaying the current results of the vote (along with a short and simple URL in large friendly letters for people to access the service) - in form of a gauge (going 'till 11, of course). Like so:
Some possible, and potentially interesting, improvements:
- A better attenuation function. (A linear taper off, like it is now, is not particularly interesting.)
- A visual setlist. (For example with a tree structure in the veins of good old Out Run - choose left for "easier", right for "harder", "left and then right" is the same as "right and then left". (I realise that this structure probably has a name I should know.))
- Vote for other metrics could be fun to try as well. Faster/slower? Louder/quieter? (A friend suggested "more/less A minor", why not? :-))
*38 votes were for more noise, 14 for less noise.
(Thanks again to Mike Bostock for the D3.js library, and the code that the gauge is based on: http://bl.ocks.org/msqr/3202712 )