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Join us every week to recap the best visualisations, learning points and all the news about MakeoverMonday
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Join us every week to recap the best visualisations, learning points and all the news about MakeoverMonday
Week 27: Comparing common mental disorder by sex

Week 27: Comparing common mental disorder by sex

This week we looked at data from 2014 via NHS Digital looking at self-reported symptoms of common mental health disorder. The challenge was as much the use of language and understanding of the limitations of the data, as it was to present it in a clear and effective way.

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Week 24: The rise of soccer

Week 24: The rise of soccer

The #MakeoverMonday worked on high school sports participation rates for week 24, showing the increasing popularity of soccer among girls.

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Week 21: Visualizing 40 Years of Music Industry Sales

Week 21: Visualizing 40 Years of Music Industry Sales

An exceptional week of submissions this week, where the majority were subtle variations on a solid original visualisation. A reminder to all #MakeoverMonday participants: favourites can only be selected from Twitter submissions including a static screenshot of the final visualisation; we can’t incorporate .gifs in the Favourites post so they won’t be included.

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Week 19: World Happiness Report 2020

Week 19: World Happiness Report 2020

The task this week was to try to improve upon a stacked bar chart representing metrics related to the 2020 World Happiness Report. There was a lot of variety in the submissions this week, which is reflected in the favourites. There were many, many more which came close!

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Week 18: Obstetric Fistula in Madagascar

Week 18: Obstetric Fistula in Madagascar

During week 18 we tackled another #Viz5 dataset. This month the topic was obstetric fistula in Madagascar, with a detailed dataset provided by Operation Fistula. Check out this week’s favorites here.

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Week 15: Messi Vs Ronaldo Stats

Week 15: Messi Vs Ronaldo Stats

The age old debate of Lionel Messi vs. Cristiano Ronaldo was reopened for Makeover Monday this week. Did anyone conclusively prove who the better player is? No, but there was some good variety with how people chose to present a fairly limited dataset.

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Week 14: Unpaid Work

Week 14: Unpaid Work

In week 14, we tackled another Gender Inequality dataset in collaboration with Operation Fistula for #Viz5, looking at unpaid work and the gender disparities between how much paid and unpaid work is done.

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Week 13: Does pineapple belong on a pizza?

Week 13: Does pineapple belong on a pizza?

Clearly the answer is “no – pineapple doesn’t belong anywhere near a pizza”. We all know that, but how did the #MakeoverMonday community choose to redesign the dubious YouGov original?

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Week 7: World Wealth

Week 7: World Wealth

Andy Kriebel supplied data this week via Credit Suisse showing the distribution of World Wealth. There was a great variety to the submissions this week – check out the favourites!

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Week 5: Brexit Bond

Week 5: Brexit Bond

The challenge in week five was to frame some data relating to James Bond from both sides of the Brexit divide

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Week 4: Bridges for Prosperity

Week 4: Bridges for Prosperity

For week 4 we collaborated with Bridges for Prosperity to highlight the great work they are doing across the world. Check out this week’s favorites showing where bridges have connected people and improved their quality of life.

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Week 53: The Most Popular Makeover Monday Topics

Week 53: The Most Popular Makeover Monday Topics

Original visualization | Data set on data.world  FAVORITESAuthor: Brett GrodzitskyAuthors: Adam Crahen / Pooja GandhiAuthor: Marian EerensAuthor: Ian Conlon Author: Shawn Levin Author: Andreas KoschinekAuthor: Chantilly JaggernauthAuthor: Kate Schaub

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Week 52: Christmas Spending

Week 52: Christmas Spending

During Christmas week we challenged Makeover Monday participants to visualize how much money is spent by Brits and Europeans for Christmas.

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Week 51: NBA Defensive Ratings

Week 51: NBA Defensive Ratings

Original visualization | Data set on data.world | Viz Review Webinar FAVORITESAuthor: Joakim DalenAuthor: Takafumi ShukuyaAuthor: Klaus SchulteAuthor: Candra McRaeAuthor: Tushar MoreAuthor: Meera UmasankarAuthor: Bo McCreadyAuthor: Evelina JudeikytėAuthor: Ryan...

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Goodbye and Thank you!

Goodbye and Thank you!

Making over data visualizations has been my primary learning method for the past 10+ years. My first blog post was a simple makeover of a pie chart.   Before After It was nothing fancy (I didn't even know how to take a decent screenshot) and it was the start of...

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Week 48: The NYC Central Park Squirrel Census

Week 48: The NYC Central Park Squirrel Census

As winter approaches, we look at data from the Squirrel Census about NYC Central Park squirrel numbers, fur colors and behaviours. Check out this week’s favorites for a look at different visualizations of the data.

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Week 44: Annual Sunshine Hours

Week 44: Annual Sunshine Hours

Before winter consumes much of the Nothern Hemisphere with longer hours of darkness, we challenged everyone to visualize the hours of sunshine enjoyed by different cities around the world.

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Week 40: Population Predictions for London

Week 40: Population Predictions for London

Is London getting older? Will there be more old people than young people and children in the next few decades? And where do the older versus younger generations live? These questions were tackled by the community for week 40 of Makeover Monday, looking at population predictions for England’s capital city.

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