Throughout my life, I have always been an unconventional and ambitious individual. Being stuck in one direction stifles progression which is why in my five years' working in the media and journalism industries, I have strived to push myself to produce content that pushes me out of my comfort zone physically and mentally. When I first … Continue reading Don’t Dream It’s Over
Under various guises, I have been blogging for a long time. It's interesting seeing how far I have come in the content I am producing albeit there was one thing that was missing. I had never really considered doing a VLOG although it had been something I had wanted to do for a few years. … Continue reading Dipping into the VLOG world
Six months. That is the amount of time I have gone without playing a video game and for someone who grew up with Crash Bandicoot, Tomb Raider, Gran Turismo and Tekken, it is something of an achievement for me. Even though video games have taken up a chunk of my life, but I knew at … Continue reading Six months of quitting gaming, so what?
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
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?
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
Three weeks into 2018 and it's Week 3 of Makeover Monday and I'm definitely keeping to my goal to complete all 52 weeks of this popular social data project. It really makes a huge difference making a commitment to improving my dataviz skills without going on and off every so often. This week's dataset for Week 3 … Continue reading Makeover Monday 2018 – Week 3 – US Household Income State Distribution