Happy New Year! As I mentioned in one of my previous blog posts, I wanted to set some time every week to do Makeover Monday. As it's the first day of 2018, I needed to get off to the best possible start so here goes with the first Makeover of the year! This week's dataset looks at … Continue reading Makeover Monday 2018 – Week 1 – Poultry and Livestock Consumption in the US
Whilst I have been very up and down with my Makeover Monday contributions as of late due to the never-ending graduate job hunt, Week 42 surprised me a bit as the team pulled out a dataset on Formula E results going from the first season (2014/15) to the most recent season (2016/17). When I first saw the dataset being … Continue reading Makeover Monday Week 42 – di Grassi v. Buemi
As I have been on and off with Makeover Monday recently due to me having to prepare for job interviews as that elusive first graduate job comes ever closer. I have found some time today to slip in my Week 32 entry on broken toilets in India. Since the dataset I had worked with came from the … Continue reading Makeover Monday Week 32 – Usable Girls Toilets in India
It has been a very busy few weeks hence the lack of Makeover Monday activity from me and quite rightly. Officially graduating from Birmingham City University on Monday was a real highlight in my life and whilst I'm going back to my journalism roots, it does not hurt to get a Makeover Monday in today. This … Continue reading Makeover Monday Week 30 – Nuts v. Chicken meat
After a week off from Makeover Monday due to my endless search to find my first graduate job, I have now Graduated from Birmingham City University with a solid 2:1 degree in BA (Hons) - Media and Communication (Journalism). The perfect start to a week that has been full of positives and learning curves that … Continue reading Makeover Monday Week 26 – Iterate, Iterate, Iterate
I must say this week's Makeover Monday dataset was something I never expected as it was on data from The Tate Collection. As the data was focusing on how much of the collection was owned by Joseph Mallord William Turner, it was a logical decision to focus my entry this around the topic. But firstly, … Continue reading Makeover Monday Week 24 – The Tate Collection – Turner or Not Turner?
I cannot believe its been six months since I first started enhancing my data visualisation skills by using Tableau on the 1st January 2017 and it has changed my life. As a Data Journalist for a few years, I had relied on infogr.am to generate my visualisations for my stories, but it was not until … Continue reading The benefits of Makeover Monday for a Tableau learner
This week's Makeover Monday was very different to past Makeover Monday entries as this will be the last entry before I head off to Portugal for a week in the Algarve for some sun and relaxation. How lovely! In terms of the background for Makeover Monday Week 20, entrants could decide on doing a Makeover … Continue reading Makeover Monday Week 20 – Youth Employment in South American Countries
This week's Makeover Monday took us back to mainland Europe as the dataset challenged me to look at Dutch car purchases. As cars and data go hand-in-hand in terms of my overall interests, this dataset was right up my street in terms of the subject matter. Working with big datasets is relatively new to me, … Continue reading Makeover Monday Week 19 – Hatchbacks or Sedans? Analysing Dutch car purchases
To be honest, this last month has been extremely busy with finishing and handing in my dissertation and project so I have not been vizzing a lot as of late. Hopefully, I can redeem myself for a lost month of vizzing with this week's Makeover Monday. As Eva Murray was in Australia, the visualisation that … Continue reading Makeover Monday: Week 18: Let’s hop on a Sydney Ferry!