Week 28: Volcano Eruptions

Week 28: Volcano Eruptions

This week I provided a dataset containing Volcano Eruptions from 1436 volcanoes. The original viz fascinated me and the topic was one I hadn’t explored. So, similar to our Turkey Vulture migration patterns at the beginning of this year, I was intrigued to see...
Week 26: London Cycle Hire Usage

Week 26: London Cycle Hire Usage

Dataset and original Viz | Viz Review (Recording) We have reached the 2018 half-way mark and this week saw the community tackle 58 million records of bicycle hire data for London’s ‘Boris Bikes’. We originally planned for a different dataset and then...
Week 24: Tourism Density Index

Week 24: Tourism Density Index

This week’s recap about the Tourism Density Index comes to you from Berlin, where I am playing tourist myself and enjoying a few days in the capital. The dataset I provided was very simple with just 20 rows across 6 columns. 20 countries were ranked based on...
Week 20: Congestion in major European Cities

Week 20: Congestion in major European Cities

Andy and I are huge fans of simplicity and this week’s dataset was nice and simple, giving everyone a chance to stick to the basics if they want to and enjoy the nice (Northern Hemisphere) spring weather instead of spending many hours building vizzes. We asked...
Week 18: Bee Colony Loss

Week 18: Bee Colony Loss

Bee Colony Loss is a serious topic that impacts all of us and the environment we live in. Seriously. I picked this topic in the hope that the community would deliver a lot of great visualizations that bring the issue to life and break down the problem simply and...
Week 14: World Wine Production

Week 14: World Wine Production

Are we done with the indulgence related datasets yet? First chocolate, then wine… For week 14, we challenged the Makeover Monday community to create data stories from a data set about global wine production which contained the production volumes for a number of...
Week 12: UK Pet Population in 2017

Week 12: UK Pet Population in 2017

For week 12 we asked the community to work with data about the UK’s pet population. The dataset was pretty simple and there is a good reason for it. For all the variety of topics and challenges we want to provide, sometimes we just need to keep things very basic...
Week 8: Where does your Medicine come from?

Week 8: Where does your Medicine come from?

After last week’s Olympic medal focus, this week we shifted gears completely and brought you data about the value of pharmaceutical drug exports by country from 2013-2017. What I first noticed last week and then again this week was that despite the data being at...
Week 6: Baseball Demographics 1947 – 2016

Week 6: Baseball Demographics 1947 – 2016

February is Black History Month and we challenged the Makeover Monday community to join the collaboration with Tableau and other data projects including Storytelling with Data, Viz for Social Good and Data for Democracy to visualize diversity. We kicked off the...
Week 2: Looks vs Personality

Week 2: Looks vs Personality

Wow! What a response rate we’ve had to these first two weeks of Makeover Monday in 2018! We thought last year was crazy, but this year is taking it to a whole new level. I’m struggling to keep up with all the vizzes coming in and I’m delighted to see...
Week 52: Christmas tree sales in the US

Week 52: Christmas tree sales in the US

Can you believe that with this blog post, the Makeover Monday year 2017 is coming to an end? No, me neither, and thankfully we can look forward to another 52 datasets starting Monday… For the last week of the year I chose Christmas data after Andy made me do it....
Makeover Monday in 2018

Makeover Monday in 2018

Today Andy and I revealed our plans for the coming year and what we will change and improve about Makeover Monday to continue delivering value for the community and to further grow the project. If you want to be taken through these 10 highlights, check out the...
Week 50: Barrier Free Singapore

Week 50: Barrier Free Singapore

For week 50 we teamed up with Tableau Singapore to bring you a data visualization challenge looking at building accessibility in Singapore. The starting point was a map by Singapore’s Building and Construction Authority and we received over 75 submissions with...
Week 48: The World as 100 People

Week 48: The World as 100 People

100 weeks of #MakeoverMonday. We may be going on about it a bit… well, it is a significant milestone and one we’ve truly enjoyed reaching together with all of you, our community of contributors who create vizzes and data stories every week, no matter what...
Week 42: Formula E

Week 42: Formula E

You’d be forgiven for thinking that the week after TC17 should be nice and quiet, with everyone recovering and keeping a low profile. Makeover Monday doesn’t stop just because we want to :-). So on Sunday as I woke up to a sunny morning in San Francisco,...
Week 40: The UK economy since the Brexit vote

Week 40: The UK economy since the Brexit vote

We’re at week 40 and only days away from TC17 and our biggest Makeover Monday live event of the year. Before I board that plane on Saturday morning to make my way to Sin City, there is a recap to write and this week’s Makeover Monday was another great...
Week 38: A Day at the Races

Week 38: A Day at the Races

For week 38 we challenged the community to analyze and visualize our race data, which we produced on Sunday as Andy ran the Richmond Marathon and I competed at the Sprint Triathlon Age Group World Championship in Rotterdam. This meant the data came out late on Sunday,...