Week 49: The Cost of a Curry at Wetherspoon

Week 49: The Cost of a Curry at Wetherspoon

Only a couple more weeks and we’ll be done with Makeover Monday 2017 edition. This year sure has flown by! Eva finally caught me up on the plans for 2018, which we’ll share on December 20. Sign up for the webinar here. If you’re wondering why I chose...
Week 48: The World as 100 People

Week 48: The World as 100 People

100 weeks of #MakeoverMonday. We may be going on about it a bit… well, it is a significant milestone and one we’ve truly enjoyed reaching together with all of you, our community of contributors who create vizzes and data stories every week, no matter what...
Week 47: Snapchat is Tops with American Teens

Week 47: Snapchat is Tops with American Teens

We’re almost there everyone! 47 weeks down, five to go! Keep up the amazing work! This week we tried to get inside the brains of American teens by analysing their favorite social networks over the past three years. The data set contained only 24 records, which...
Week 45: Life Expectancy at Birth

Week 45: Life Expectancy at Birth

The Makeover Monday Community never ceases to amaze me! What a week! A really simple data set, yet way over 250 different visualisation. You all inspire us! There’s a lot to cover this week, so let’s get to it.   MAKEOVER MONDAY LIVE! Eva and I ran...
Week 43: How Frequent Is My Myers-Briggs Type?

Week 43: How Frequent Is My Myers-Briggs Type?

First, my apologies for the delay in getting the week 43 recap written. I was in Frankfurt, Germany with my family for a long weekend where I was running my 5th marathon. Family certainly takes priority over MM. Second, I would like to thank Alexander Mou for coming...
Week 42: Formula E

Week 42: Formula E

You’d be forgiven for thinking that the week after TC17 should be nice and quiet, with everyone recovering and keeping a low profile. Makeover Monday doesn’t stop just because we want to :-). So on Sunday as I woke up to a sunny morning in San Francisco,...
Week 41: Obesity in America

Week 41: Obesity in America

What an amazing week for Makeover Monday! The week started with a mere 500 of us together in a room in Vegas at TC17 vizzing about obesity in America. Last year in Austin we had 100 people attend and it was full about an hour before the start. We never could have...
Week 40: The UK economy since the Brexit vote

Week 40: The UK economy since the Brexit vote

We’re at week 40 and only days away from TC17 and our biggest Makeover Monday live event of the year. Before I board that plane on Saturday morning to make my way to Sin City, there is a recap to write and this week’s Makeover Monday was another great...
Week 38: A Day at the Races

Week 38: A Day at the Races

For week 38 we challenged the community to analyze and visualize our race data, which we produced on Sunday as Andy ran the Richmond Marathon and I competed at the Sprint Triathlon Age Group World Championship in Rotterdam. This meant the data came out late on Sunday,...
A Day at the Races

A Day at the Races

September 17, 2017 marks a challenging day on our calendar, as both Andy and I competed in our chosen sports. For Andy it was a marathon, for me a sprint distance triathlon. We’re challenging you to create a makeover of our race results. As our sports are quite...
Week 37: Stolen Bikes in the UK

Week 37: Stolen Bikes in the UK

I bought four bikes in the last couple of months, so when I ran across a visualisation about stolen bikes in the UK, I had to open it up to everyone. In addition to lots of interesting visualisations this week, we also hosted another Makeover Monday Live; this week we...
A personal Makeover Monday edition

A personal Makeover Monday edition

On Sunday, 17 September 2017, Andy and I will both be racing. Andy is doing the Richmond Marathon in preparation for his A race this autumn in Frankfurt in October. I will be in Rotterdam for this season’s last triathlon, competing at the Age Group Sprint...
Week 34 – 5,000 years of Solar Eclipses

Week 34 – 5,000 years of Solar Eclipses

For this week’s #MakeoverMonday we challenged you to visualize 5,000 years of solar eclipse data, provided by NASA. The resulting visualizations were a collection is informative, interactive, artistic and creatively designed stories about solar eclipses across...
Week 33 – The Timing of Baby Making

Week 33 – The Timing of Baby Making

When I published this week’s data set, I knew it provided an excellent challenge.   THE ORIGINAL VIZ IS ALREADY GOOD Does this viz need a makeover? I think it’s great as it is — Ravi (@Scribblr_42) August 13, 2017 Just because a viz is already good,...
Week 32 – India’s broken toilets

Week 32 – India’s broken toilets

With most of the northern hemisphere enjoying a summer break, you’d think there won’t be much dataviz action going on. The Makeover Monday community is not slacking off. As we reflect on another big week of makeovers, there were numerous impactful vizzes...
Week 31 – The Southeast Asian Games

Week 31 – The Southeast Asian Games

If you’re wondering where the idea for using data about the SEA Games came from, it was sparked by Tableau’s APAC team to support Sports Singapore. The data set, for me at least, was not the easiest to work with, which I’ll get into in a bit. Given...
Week 30 – How thirsty is our food?

Week 30 – How thirsty is our food?

One of the fun parts of Makeover Monday is getting to pick a dataset and topic each week. It’s no big secret that I love food and I figured that lots of people do, because we all eat food every day. The topic for this week was ‘How thirsty is your...