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...
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...