Storytelling with Data's Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic has posted another challenge in her #SWDchallenge series, challenging the data visualisation community to come up with a basic bar chart as the latest monthly challenge. I love bar charts, they are my favourite kind of chart to use for visualising data alongside line graphs and slope charts. With simple datasets, … Continue reading #SWDchallenge – Basic bar charts – Tomb Raider PlayStation sales since 1996
Makeover Monday reaches Week 9 of 52 in 2018 as this week's Makeover looks at World Economic Freedom since 1970-2015. This was another interesting challenge as the dataset had some gaps which meant consistent sense checking to ensure my data was accurate and correct when putting together the viz. Original Viz What I like The … Continue reading Makeover Monday 2018 – Week 9 – World Economic Freedom since 2000-2015
Another week, another Makeover Monday and Week 8 has a real gem of a dataset as it's looking at pharmaceutical exports worldwide. Knowing me, I love a challenge and this week is no different to the rule. Original Viz What works Packed bubbles are not my cup of tea in terms of best practice with … Continue reading Makeover Monday 2018 – Week 8 – Where does your medicine come from?
As the 23rd edition of the Winter Olympics is currently taking place in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Week 7 of Makeover Monday 2018's dataset is a natural fit as it's about the Winter Olympics! This week's Makeover looks at an original visualisation that was created in Tableau by Rody Zakovich on the Winter Olympics. As I … Continue reading Makeover Monday 2018 – Week 7 – The Winter Olympics
When it comes to producing data visualisations or media content, the feedback that I receive varies depending on the context and subject. I would have people say "I like how you've written this paragraph" or others would say "This viz needs a complete revamp, I don't like it at all." That's all well and good … Continue reading How do you get better feedback?
For Week 6 of Makeover Monday 2018, we had a dataset from the Society for American Baseball Research focusing around Ethnicity in Major League Baseball since 1947-2016. This was part of the United States celebrating Black History Month as Tableau will be heavily promoting the emphasis on visualising diversity over February. As I know absolutely nothing about baseball, I … Continue reading Makeover Monday 2018 Week 6 – Major League Baseball Demographics from 1947-2016
Thursday 1 February 2018 saw the return of the Birmingham Tableau User Group from the University of Law in Birmingham. Considering this was the first-ever TUG I have ever been to in March 2017, it seemed very fitting this would be my first Tableau event of 2018. The team have expanded from one to three co-leaders. Running … Continue reading BrumTUG – Back with a bang!
For Week 5 of Makeover Monday 2018, the dataset focused around what the most profitable companies made per second. The dataset itself was very simple which suited me very well considering that I have a lot of things going on this week not to mention the relaunch of the Birmingham Tableau User Group this Thursday evening. Original … Continue reading Makeover Monday 2018 – Week 5 – What companies make the most profit per second?
It's Week 4 for Makeover Monday 2018 and already, I have been pushed to my data visualisation limits so far this year. The datasets have challenged me to work hard to find suitable story angles whilst keeping the vizzes user friendly. This week's dataset is looking at Turkey Vulture migration in North and South America from 2003-2011. When I … Continue reading Makeover Monday 2018 – Week 4 – Mapping Turkey Vultures
Although it's been a quiet couple of weeks on the blogging front, it has definitely given me time to find something to blog about. As it's the start of the 2018 FIA World Rally Championship season this week, it seemed fitting to do a viz on Rallye Monte Carlo, the season-opener to the premier rally class in motorsport. I … Continue reading Visualising Rallye Monte Carlo