Blog
Join us every week to recap the best visualisations, learning points and all the news about MakeoverMonday
Blog
Join us every week to recap the best visualisations, learning points and all the news about MakeoverMonday
Week 42: Health spending

Week 42: Health spending

Check out the lessons learned for week 42 and see Eva’s favorite visualizations from this week’s data challenge. The community worked with data about healthcare spending.

read more
Week 41: Data assets and data culture

Week 41: Data assets and data culture

To give frazzled minds a rest after the frenetic few days of Tableau Conferenceish, a simple dataset and a chart of dubious qualities was shared with the #MakeoverMonday community for some TLC

read more
Week 39: #Viz5 – Child Marriage

Week 39: #Viz5 – Child Marriage

For week 39 we tackled another #Viz5 dataset, this time about child marriage. Our #MakeoverMonday community did a great job working with data about such a difficult topic and handled it with care and consideration. Check out this week’s favorites here!

read more
Week 38: Pick up a book and read!

Week 38: Pick up a book and read!

Week 38 came with lots of submissions from the community, visualizing the price index of books and all other consumer goods for various countries. Check out this blog post for a video containing the lessons learned and this week’s favorites.

read more
Week 37: School workforce in England

Week 37: School workforce in England

The data this week reflected a decade of aggregated teacher salary data from England. The #MakeoverMonday community did a great job of clearly and concisely representing this in an effective way.

read more
MakeoverMonday Live(ish)

MakeoverMonday Live(ish)

Join us for MakeoverMonday Live(ish) on October 5th to analyze and visualize together with thousands of people around the globe. We’ll bring the live event right into your home office and we’d love to have you join us

read more
Week 35: Indian batsmen v left-arm pace

Week 35: Indian batsmen v left-arm pace

Who would have thought that such a small dataset could incite such debate during Viz Review?! Lots of people were taken out of their comfort zone this week, and that’s a good thing. Lots of submissions were peppered with distracting icons and images; chart junk. In most cases, simplicity is best so the main lesson from this week for me is: if it doesn’t add to the understanding of the data, don’t add it to the visualisation!

read more
Week 33: Scotland – The state of the Digital Nation

Week 33: Scotland – The state of the Digital Nation

To tie in with his trip North of the border, Charlie shared some data related to tech companies based in Scotland. Do you always need to use maps when geographic data is provided? Maybe, maybe not. When executed well it certainly adds some flourish to a data viz.

read more
Week 31: UK visits abroad

Week 31: UK visits abroad

The #MakeoverMonday community tackled a fairly bland dataset with customary gusto this week. Here is a selection of the favourites this week.

read more
Week 30: Women in Power

Week 30: Women in Power

For this #MakeoverMonday and #Viz5 challenge the community visualized the proportion of women in parliaments around the world. Check out this week’s favorites here.

read more
Week 29: The Global Divide on Homosexuality Persists

Week 29: The Global Divide on Homosexuality Persists

Simple survey data this week and the challenge was as much about tone of voice and objectiveness as it was about data visualisation. It’s one thing to be able to present data in a captivating way. but understanding how to describe and position your wording is as important.

read more
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.

read more
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.

read more
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.

read more
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!

read more
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.

read more
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.

read more
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.

read more
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?

read more
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!

read more
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

read more
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.

read more
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

read more
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.

read more
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...

read more
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...

read more
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.

read more

Our Partners

We are extremely proud to work with these amazing partners.