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...
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,...