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
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?
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
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?