Figure 1.0


For basketball movement case study, I did a user flow analysis of the common basketball tactics movement, which aims to find a amusing routine of the movement for my concept. The reason why I explore this because these movements happen in a open space where surrounded people and the movements are completed by the body gesture.

During this offense process ( Figure 1.0 ), every player needs to pay more attention and have a clear position consciousness, with the players starting the movement in the half court space one by one, each new pass keys the next set of options that can efficiently score. In fact, this tactic rationally and perfectly uses the space throughout the ordered and continuous movement, therefore turning man to man offensive into temporary power play (regional 3 vs 1 or 3 vs 2).

As a result, the player can easily score and have the clear cognition of their position, therefore these kinds of movement are beneficial for any people to increase their spatial awareness, and it can be applied to the movement routine of my physical installation.


Reference :

“Sport Science: Lakers Triangle Offense” (2016)

video available at:  Lakers Triangle Offense

Interview of Topic related Specialist

2222At the first research stage,  I interviewed Peter Liu, who was a professional athlete, and graduated from the sport exercise and health science of the Loughborough University. The reason why I interviewed him is that he was a basketball player in Chinese University Basketball Association, and also have an excellent understanding on feet gesture and rehabilitation.

The key parts of the conversation are listed as below:

XIANG : Do you know spatial awareness and could you talk about your understanding of it ?

LIU: When you mention it, the first impression in my mind is my position, this might be kind of my instinctive reaction. I was a basketball player and everyone knows that we have training almost every day, the position is the most important thing for us, until now I can think of the shouts of my coach. It can be summarized that my conscious of movement or position change when I am playing on the court.

XIANG: Do you mind me asking about your injury history?

LIU: That is all right, it is old history and I do not mind talking about it. Almost every player had the injury history, especially the more competitive games like the basketball, jumping, football… To be honest, I suffered a serious, destroyed feet injury and it end my career, and that is why I came to UK for the MA study.

XIANG: Oh, does that mean you fail to the full recovery?

LIU: En, it was. I got the heel tendon rupture, but not completely. The first two months (after surgery) everything looks better, after half a year, I can walk and run a while but not a long time or intensive exercise, so… You know we are all ordinary people, and we are not like the famous players, who have the specific treatment all the time in order to recover to the competition level, this is enough for me now. I have to say the process is very suffering, boring and upset, just basic stretching or balancing behaviors, I do not know whether today’s exercise is useful or tomorrow I will get injured again because I am so hurry to recover. In fact, it influences the performance a lot, also influence the tactic conscious, even if I can recover performance like before, I cannot promise I will appear at the right position that the coach requires, maybe another long time training with my teammates.