I'm working on a new version of a data analysis for robotics competitions. Among other things, I'd like to make it easier to view complex match statistics that are collected on each robot. Currently the approximately 20 data points per match are displayed in a table (see below). Above to the left, is a picture of the robot, the team number, and the team's name. To the right are a set of locations at which the robot performed certain actions – for example the S represents shooting locations on the field (this is used to help plan defensive strategies). This data is used to help compare teams for team selection (think like a pickup game of basketball) and plan both offensive and defensive strategies.
I want the data to be more accessible and easier to interpret without scanning down columns of data while, at the same time, leaving as much data visible. I can't graph every metric together as they all are scaled differently.
One idea I've been playing with is graphing the data metric at which they excel (figured out by ranking) and displaying that graph instead of the table. In this UI each column heading would become a tab which can be used to toggle the displayed chart to a new metric. The current table could be viewed by clicking a button above the graphs.
Does anyone have any ideas on how I can make this data easier to interpret and view? I don't want to cut the amount of data shown, but I'm afraid its intimidating to users. What should I do?