Bring the Heat

Scenario: Your chilling at home one evening scrolling through Twitter when you read an interesting tweet. Something about that tweet piques your interest and if you're a #dataviz person like me, your first thought is "how can I visualize this?" then you might ask yourself "does data exist?" or "how hard would it be to... Continue Reading →

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Tourism Density

For week 24 of #MakeoverMonday, we're looking at Tourism Density for select countries around the world. The data comes to us from Intrepid Travel. Here's how they originally visualized this data: What works well I like the panel/grid look They did a good job separating the two categories of countries There's a lot of text... Continue Reading →

INRIX Traffic Scorecard

For week 20 of #MakeoverMonday, we're looking at traffic data. Europe traffic data to be specific. Check out the original below: What works well Title Axis is labeled Contextual notes are footnoted Columns are easy to read What could be improved I'm constantly confused by the colors, I keep looking for a legend only to... Continue Reading →

#VisualizeNoMalaria

Week 16 of #MakeoverMonday was a special one. Eva and Andy were doing a live makeover session at the London Tableau User Group. The fine folks who run that group, Sarah Bartlett & Pablo Gomez, decided to live stream the event! So after figuring out the time difference and clearing my schedule, I was able... Continue Reading →

Arctic ice is getting hot, hot, hot!

For week 15, we're looking at a very topical dataset. The National Snow & Ice Data Center has taken daily sea ice coverage measurements dating back to the late 1970's. Recently, they created the visual below from the data: What works well The time to insight is very low with this visual. I know exactly... Continue Reading →

Beautiful Billboard Bar Charts

It's March which means it's time for another #SWDChallenge from Cole Knaflic, author of the widely popular "Storytelling With Data" book and blog. Each month in 2018, Cole challenges the dataviz community to create a visualization following a specific theme. This month, the challenge is bar charts. Bar charts are simple and probably the most... Continue Reading →

World Economic Freedom

It's been a few weeks since I've blogged about #MakeoverMonday. But I'm back for this week. This week we're looking at interesting dataset by the Fraser Institute who is responsible for determining and measuring the economic freedom of every country in the world. This is no small task. They score them on 5 different metrics... Continue Reading →

Product Hierarchies

Week 6 of #WorkoutWednesday has us taking a looking at a dot plot across a product hierarchy. Here's our challenge Requirements The dashboard size is 600px by 800px You must use Category and Sub-Category in your product hierarchy. Right-align each member in the hierarchy. Sort each level in the hierarchy descending by sum of sales.... Continue Reading →

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