For the first time in the United Kingdom, Makeover Monday was live in London at the London Tableau User Group. Andy Kriebel and Eva Murray presented the event to a sold-out audience on Monday 16th April 2018 at Tableau's UK Headquarters in Southwark, London. The event was also live-streamed on YouTube for everyone in the … Continue reading Data enthusiasts turn out for the London TUG Makeover Monday Live event
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
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
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