Once again, I have been very on and off with my Makeover Monday participation recently due to other commitments I have had to prioritise although I managed to squeeze in an evening for my Week 13 entry. This week's dataset looks at the UK's favourite chocolate bars and although it is coming up to Easter. … Continue reading Makeover Monday 2018 – Week 13 – What is the UK’s favourite chocolate bar?
I'm back for another Makeover Monday after a week's absence due to so many things going on in my life that needed sorting out. Week 10 will be completed later on next week so I can be up-to-date with my entries for 2018. This week's dataset caught me by surprise as it's looking at Irish … Continue reading Makeover Monday 2018 – Week 11- Irish Whiskey Sales
Out of all things I had considered to do a data visualisation on, it had never crossed my mind to do a long-form viz on one of the games I used to play as a teenager, Tomb Raider. Until now. I recently did a Tomb Raider viz on PlayStation sales data using basic bar charts … Continue reading Visualising the History of Tomb Raider
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!