Week 20: Congestion in major European Cities

Week 20: Congestion in major European Cities

Andy and I are huge fans of simplicity and this week’s dataset was nice and simple, giving everyone a chance to stick to the basics if they want to and enjoy the nice (Northern Hemisphere) spring weather instead of spending many hours building vizzes. We asked...
Week 19: Toughest Sport by Skill

Week 19: Toughest Sport by Skill

Sports data…Eva’s favorite! I like giving her challenges, kind of my way to drive her nuts and question why she does this project with me. I see it as a growth opportunity. This week’s data set of rankings of the toughest sport by a “panel of...
Week 18: Bee Colony Loss

Week 18: Bee Colony Loss

Bee Colony Loss is a serious topic that impacts all of us and the environment we live in. Seriously. I picked this topic in the hope that the community would deliver a lot of great visualizations that bring the issue to life and break down the problem simply and...
Week 17: Ecological Footprint per Capita

Week 17: Ecological Footprint per Capita

Week 17 was a collaboration with Global Footprint Network to celebrate Earth Day and bring attention to how Earth’s resources are being used around the world. Mikel Evan, Research Analyst at Global Footprint Network, has been following along all week including...
Week 15: Arctic Sea Ice Extent

Week 15: Arctic Sea Ice Extent

Let me start by admitting up front that I was pretty disconnected this week. I was on holiday in Rome with my family and wanted to focus on my time there as I don’t know if I’ll ever go back. If you haven’t been, go! It’s amazing! There’s...
Week 14: World Wine Production

Week 14: World Wine Production

Are we done with the indulgence related datasets yet? First chocolate, then wine… For week 14, we challenged the Makeover Monday community to create data stories from a data set about global wine production which contained the production volumes for a number of...
Week 12: UK Pet Population in 2017

Week 12: UK Pet Population in 2017

For week 12 we asked the community to work with data about the UK’s pet population. The dataset was pretty simple and there is a good reason for it. For all the variety of topics and challenges we want to provide, sometimes we just need to keep things very basic...
Week 11: Growth in Irish Whiskey Sales

Week 11: Growth in Irish Whiskey Sales

Credit goes to The Information Lab Ireland for the idea to run a St. Patrick’s Day related contest for Makeover Monday week 11. They worked with the Irish Food Board to get the data from The IWSR and secured sponsorship from Glendalough Distillery. Yesterday we...
St. Patrick’s Day Special

St. Patrick’s Day Special

I’ve been in Dublin for St. Patrick’s Day and it’s quite the event. The whole city shuts down, there’s a massive parade, everyone is pretty much smashed by noon…ahhhh good ole Dublin! To celebrate St. Patrick’s Day 2018, we’re...
Week 9: World Economic Freedom

Week 9: World Economic Freedom

It’s week like this that make me really love Makeover Monday. The creativity, the analysis, the insight, the passion, the camaraderie; this week had it all! Given a fairly simple data set, I asked everyone to try to stick to a one hour time limit. Here’s...
Week 8: Where does your Medicine come from?

Week 8: Where does your Medicine come from?

After last week’s Olympic medal focus, this week we shifted gears completely and brought you data about the value of pharmaceutical drug exports by country from 2013-2017. What I first noticed last week and then again this week was that despite the data being at...
Week 7: The Winter Olympics

Week 7: The Winter Olympics

The 2018 Winter Olympic Games are upon us, so Zen Master Rody Zakovich offered up his Winter Olympics viz for Makeover Monday week 7. I personally found it to be a fantastic viz, so I was curious to see how the Makeover Monday Community would take the data and make...
Week 6: Baseball Demographics 1947 – 2016

Week 6: Baseball Demographics 1947 – 2016

February is Black History Month and we challenged the Makeover Monday community to join the collaboration with Tableau and other data projects including Storytelling with Data, Viz for Social Good and Data for Democracy to visualize diversity. We kicked off the...
Week 2: Looks vs Personality

Week 2: Looks vs Personality

Wow! What a response rate we’ve had to these first two weeks of Makeover Monday in 2018! We thought last year was crazy, but this year is taking it to a whole new level. I’m struggling to keep up with all the vizzes coming in and I’m delighted to see...
Week 52: Christmas tree sales in the US

Week 52: Christmas tree sales in the US

Can you believe that with this blog post, the Makeover Monday year 2017 is coming to an end? No, me neither, and thankfully we can look forward to another 52 datasets starting Monday… For the last week of the year I chose Christmas data after Andy made me do it....
Week 51: Global Temperature Anomalies

Week 51: Global Temperature Anomalies

With two weeks to go in the year, Eva and I thought it would be good to give everyone one last chance this year to play with a massive dataset. For week 51, I took 176M record collected by Ken Black via NOAA of global temperature readings, used Alteryx to upload the...
Makeover Monday in 2018

Makeover Monday in 2018

Today Andy and I revealed our plans for the coming year and what we will change and improve about Makeover Monday to continue delivering value for the community and to further grow the project. If you want to be taken through these 10 highlights, check out the...
Week 50: Barrier Free Singapore

Week 50: Barrier Free Singapore

For week 50 we teamed up with Tableau Singapore to bring you a data visualization challenge looking at building accessibility in Singapore. The starting point was a map by Singapore’s Building and Construction Authority and we received over 75 submissions with...