A story of my learnings and experiences within the data visualisation world.
#IronQuest August 2021 – Vacations and Trips Introduction The moment I saw the title of the latest #IronQuest I knew I wanted to do something based around the unbelievable experience I had back in 2004 when my wife & I spent three months travelling around the United States of America. Because I had been thinking…Keep reading
#SWDChallenge – May 2021 – How we’ve grown Introduction Over the years and my various submissions in the Storytelling with Data community there have been a few versions of the challenge “take a viz and improve”. Usually, I have picked one of the first vizzes I have done or one that I wasn’t happy with…Keep reading
#SportsVizSunday – April 2021An adventure into Map Layers in Tableau Introduction After tackling Adaptive Sports in the last #SportsVizSunday I decided to give another topic I knew very little about, Lacrosse, a go in the latest challenge. Whilst I find it easier to viz about subject I know very well and have a keen interest…Keep reading
#SWDChallenge – March 2021 – MAPness This months #SWDChallenge had one simple requirement, to make a design which included a map. Just last month I had published a viz of the Great Fire of London using maps so I was already in the “map zone”. As usual the first thing I needed to do was…Keep reading
#IronQuest – February 2020 – History One of the most difficult things about #IronQuest is deciding the topic to pick in the first place. With a subject so broad as History this was definitely the case here. I had a look at the recommended resources but nothing caught my eye. In the end, I decided…Keep reading
This months challenge was an interesting one and very similar to a popular visualisation community scheme, #MakeoverMonday, where an existing visual is shown with the task to review it and then build something different and hopefully better. Below was the initial chart. Critique Whenever giving feedback, I always try and be fair and considered in…Keep reading
Background The visualisation was my November submission for the #SWDChallenge – Explain Change. When I saw the briefing for the challenge I made up my mind to look at a previous submission back in 2018. This was a Waterfall chart showing the passenger and crew numbers boarding the titanic with then the decrease representing the…Keep reading
I was pretty blown away by the response I got from my recent successful Tableau Associate Certification on Twitter so I decided to share my experiences in the hope that maybe one or two of the tips will help those in the future. Resources I used – Weeks before the exam Firstly, there are a…Keep reading
I guess in a way I’ve always been interested in data visualisation. I have an image in my head of one of my first attempts. I was looking to visualise the goalscorers from the 1991-92 Football League Division 4 season for Maidstone United. The vision in my mind is of a 3D, Patterned Textured, Staked…Keep reading
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