What has MakeoverMonday meant for you?

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A selection of mine and Andy’s makeovers. Click for a much bigger version.

The 2016 MakeoverMonday project is coming to an end.*

How was it for you?

I want to know what your favourite week was, and why. What have you learnt? What have been your highlights (and lowlights)? What’s the effect been on your community? And the wider dataviz community?

I’ll be writing a post on tableau.com before Christmas so please share you reflections with me, in the comments, on Twitter, on your blogs, or anywhere else I’ll see them!

* What does “coming to an end” mean? Andy will continue to add datasets each week. However, as of the end of the year, we will cease to update the Pinterest board and the dashboard of statistics. We hope you all still continue!

AskAndy anything: resources

Andy Kirk and I did the 2016 #AskAndy anything webinar today. We hope you enjoyed it. Let us know your thoughts on Twitter using #AskAndy. This post contains the slides and links to the resources we shared.

What to buy a data geek for Christmas?

Possibly the most important question was one Andy Kirk asked: have you done your Christmas shopping yet? If not, you might want to check out the eagereyes holiday shopping guide.

Principles and Purpose of Dataviz

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The original: click here for the interactive

Chart Types and Techniques

Personal Development and Skills

The State of the Nation

MakeoverMonday: Austin Restaurant Inspections

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We needed some Austin-related data for MakeoverMonday live at Tableau Conference. We turned to Restaurant Inspection scores from Austin’s data site.

I went in search of lunch in order to do the makeover, and found myself in Franks, home of hot dogs and cold beer. I sat down and ordered a bacon-infused Bloody Mary. Seriously? Bacon in a Bloody Mary? It was amazing.

From PenAndFork.com
From PenAndFork.com

Anyway, it got me wondering how well Frank’s had performed in recent inspections. That led my direction. I reduced the entire dataset to just Frank’s inspections. Turns out their last inspection was right on the borderline of failure.

My conclusion? Wonderful Bloody Mary. They passed my Restaurant Inspection!

Andy and I hope you all enjoyed MakeoverMonday live, wherever in Austin you ended up doing it.

Visual Design Tricks Behind Great Dashboards

At the Tableau Customer Conference this week, I did a session entitled “The Visual Design Tricks Behind Great Dashboards”.

You can watch the recording here. (registration required)

Here are the resources I shared.

Design Tricks

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For all the design tricks, including the impact/difficulty breakdown, check out my Design Month posts.

Books

Visualizations referred to in the talk

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I hope you enjoyed the session! What other design tricks would you add?

 

Beautiful Science of Data Visualization

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Go see Carlos’ original tweet

I had a great time keynoting at the Crunch Conference in Budapest last week. What a great city and what a thriving tech scene!

My keynote was the Beautiful Science of Data Visualization: my favourite subject! The original content was developed by Jeff Petiross. My version has evolved from his, but they’re essentially covering the same content.

I was really impressed by Carlos’ sketchnotes. Too often, sketchnoting doesn’t actually capture info in a way I want to read it. However, Carlos creates sketchnotes which are amazing summaries. Go check out the rest of his stuff!

Someone else who does amazing sketchnotes is Catherine Madden.

European Disc Golf Championships day 3

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Loved the battle at the top of the Masters today – Kristian held on so well for 2.5 rounds but just lost it towards the end, allowing Anders to draw level.

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Click for interactive version (and narrow this down by division).

Let’s look at how the holes have changed over the rounds. Is hole 16 the most boring? Sure looks like it: the most pars and very few birdies. Holes 1 and 5 have given up the fewest birdies. 

How about the gold/brown rounds? Here’s team GB. Derek Robins had a difference of only ten between his gold/brown rounds. Well done!

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Click for interactive version to find any gold/brown rounds.

How about some player profiles? Here’s Team GB’s Chris O’Brien who’s been playing brilliantly… over 2 days and had a bit of a shocker today.

Click for interactive version.
Click for interactive version (and to look at any player in the tournament).

 

 

 

European Disc Golf Championships Day 2

Another cracking day, judging by the scores. The leaders were having a good old ding-dong battle. Pasi faded at the end of the second round, but Juho stormed on through:

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Players clearly learned a new approach on hole 1 today. In round 1, there were around 60 pars and over 100 over pars. Today? More people got par than any other score:

Hole 1 different rounds

Now – what we all want to know is what are our Golden and Brown rounds? The golden round is when you take the best score of each hole and total that. The brown round is the opposite: what’s the worst score?

Here’s a static image, but the interactive version is below:

Golden and Brown

 

Finally well done to Team GB’s junior, Ned Morris, who had a great second round. Look at that steady-as-a-rock run of pars from holes 9-16:

Ned Morris day 2

Ned – don’t worry about bogeying holes 16 and 18. Derek’s done the same in both rounds:

Derek round 2

European Disc Golf Championships

It’s disc golf analytics time! My friends are in Finland at the European Disc Golf Championships. Here’s some analytics for you to explore.

Each screenshot has a link to the interactive version.

First of all – you can compare players against each other. Here’s team GB’s progress through round 1. Chris O’Brian did extremely well, while Derek, Dan, James and Si all ended up within 1 shot of each other:

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Interactive here

How about the holes? Well, hole 1 was brutal. 4 birdies and >100 bogeys or worse. Ouch. Hole 4 was the opposite: 40% of all players birdied it today.

Hole 1. Ouch
Hole 1. Ouch. Interactive
Hole 4. Phew.
Hole 4. Phew. Interactive.

And how did the Open division do in terms of Birdies/Bogeys? Well done Pasi Koivu for getting 11 birdies! Amazing.

Open player birdie/bogey ratio
Open player birdie/bogey ratio

Tableau 10 bonus features: Assign highlighted colours to a palette

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Check this out. I’ve been using Tableau 10 for months and months, and only discovered this feature today. If you highlight an item in the colour legend, and then right-click, you can set the color palette to be the highlighted state.

This is great for people who like to export static images a lot. Animated GIF below:

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#Throwback Thursday: share your OLD and GOLD Tableau blog posts

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Rody Zakovich published a great post on using ASCII text in Tableau. In it he referred back to my old post on Bar Charts in Tooltips (which is nearly 6 yrs old!).

It got me thinking: what other pieces of gold (and not so gold) are languishing in our blogging past?

So I call on everyone to share their old stuff. Each Thursday, from this week, I’m going to share one of my really old posts. Some are still relevant, some are showing their age, and some are plain silly.

Join me! If you were blogging before 2013, what should we go back and read?

A classic from 2010!
Charts in a tooltip? Sure.