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
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
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
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
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
Another day, another Makeover Monday. Eight days into the New Year and we are onto Week 2 in which Eva chose the topic of "Looks v. Personalities" in which it's based around the dataset from YouGov on the characteristics of the twenty countries that were part of the study. On a personal front, I really … Continue reading Makeover Monday 2018 – Week 2 – Looks v. Personalities