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...
Makeover Monday becomes a BrightTALK Partner

Makeover Monday becomes a BrightTALK Partner

We are delighted to announce that we have become a BrightTALK partner, which means that we now have our own channel for live webinars and sharing content. We are excited to take our engagement with the data viz community to the next level to help everyone learn more,...
Week 28 – The Tour de France

Week 28 – The Tour de France

Whenever we have data on a topic that’s a bit different from the ‘heavier’ datasets about government debt, employment rates or crime statistics, it can admittedly feel a bit self-indulgent. I like cycling, I like bikes and I like when people conquer...
Recap: Makeover Monday live in Berlin

Recap: Makeover Monday live in Berlin

We are on the road again. Or still. Whichever. But we’re in Berlin and it’s a fun place to be and we ran another #MakeoverMonday live event, held as part of Exasol‘s Xperience2017 conference. The session was open to the public and a great opportunity...
Week 26 – German Car Production and Exports

Week 26 – German Car Production and Exports

Half-way there! Wow we made it to the half-way mark for 2017! 26 makeovers done, 26 to go. We have really enjoyed the past 6 months and it’s been a very successful time for the project and the dataviz community. We’ve welcomed many new participants and...
Recap: Makeover Monday live in Frankfurt

Recap: Makeover Monday live in Frankfurt

After running Makeover Monday live events in Sydney, Paris, Amsterdam and London earlier this year, it was time for us to make an appearance in Germany. Yesterday we kicked off a week of ‘German Makeovers’ in Frankfurt, where The Information Lab hosted us...
Week 25 – Air Quality Above America

Week 25 – Air Quality Above America

202 million records powered by Exasol…that’s what we had in store for the Makeover Monday community this week and, needless to say, they absolutely crushed it! I had just commented to Eva on Tuesday that I was worried that maybe the data sets were becoming...
Week 24 – The Tate Collection

Week 24 – The Tate Collection

This week we analysed data from the Tate Collection. Metadata about thousands of paintings and drawings and probably quite a different dataset for the Makeover Monday community.   Oh the creativity!   What I really liked seeing this week was the amount of...
Week 23 – America’s National Parks

Week 23 – America’s National Parks

What a week! It’s gone by in an absolute flash! The week started with Makeover Monday Live at TCOT London, which Eva has recapped here, then we had two full days of TCOT London, then barely a day to catch up on everything we missed. At every Makeover Monday...
Week 22 – Internet users per 100 people

Week 22 – Internet users per 100 people

Who doesn’t love a map? For week 22 we looked at global internet users across almost 200 countries. Andy and I both had a fair bit of critique for the original viz and I am very pleased with the numerous great submissions from the community.   WELL DONE!...
Recap: Makeover Monday live at #ParisTUG

Recap: Makeover Monday live at #ParisTUG

The organisers of the Paris Tableau User Group spoke to us a couple of months ago and invited us to host a #MakeoverMonday live event at one of their meetups. A trip to Paris in late spring to talk to fellow Tableau enthusiasts about data and Makeover Monday? Sounds...
Recap: Makeover Monday Live in The Netherlands

Recap: Makeover Monday Live in The Netherlands

For a while now, I’ve been meaning to get out of the Data School bubble and visit our European teams, meet customers, and run Makeover Monday Live sessions. Last week I headed to Amsterdam to visit The Information Lab Netherlands on my first of several upcoming...
Week 19 – Which cars do the Dutch purchase?

Week 19 – Which cars do the Dutch purchase?

Week 19 was a makeover of a simple table of the top 10 auto exports from the Netherlands. It’s always interesting to see how people approach making over a table because there’s no real visual elements to makeover like a typical week when we provide a poor...
Week 18 – Sydney Ferry Patronage

Week 18 – Sydney Ferry Patronage

What a cool week for Makeover Monday. Aside from the live events that happened in Sydney, we also welcomed a number of new community members who submitted their first visualizations this week. The dataset contained aggregated Sydney ferry trips from July 2016 to...
Makeover Monday live in Sydney

Makeover Monday live in Sydney

What a way to kick off May! This week I had the honour to facilitate and co-host not just one but two live MakeoverMonday events in Sydney. As the community continues to grow and the project is picking up momentum among Tableau enthusiasts and dataviz people across...
Week 17 – Data Skills Are in Huge Demand

Week 17 – Data Skills Are in Huge Demand

For week 17 we teamed up with Tableau to look at LinkedIn’s ranking of the skills that are most in demand. From a selfish perspective for Makeover Monday, it’s pretty amazing to have such close support from Tableau. What’s even better is that Tableau...