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A story of my learnings and experiences within the data visualisation world.

Tiger Woods Year by Year Profile

#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…

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Lacrosse D1 Championships

#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…

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Tallest Cities in the World

#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…

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The Great Fire of London

#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…

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#SWDChallenge – Dec 2020 Critique the (re)create

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…

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Titanic – Great Loss of Life

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…

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A little bit about me

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…

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