Tag Archives: dataviz

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Need a Tableau dashboard? Here’s the information I need

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This post discussed my use of Tableau Software. For more information on Tableau visit the official website I've always used Tableau to quickly get to grips with a new data set and play with different chart types until I come across something effective. I've also created several 'personal' projects using this tool. More recently, I've been talking to several clients about creating Tableau dashboards or interactive infographics for them. These are the questions I ask myself / them at the Read more [...]

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Appearing soon at …

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I've had a flurry of invitations to speak in public recently and, as one of my New Years Resolutions was to say 'yes' more, I've agreed to all of them. Over the next 2 months I'll be appearing at the following events - ticket details below, and if you're already going, do say hi! Read more [...]

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Telling Stories with Data

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When was the last time you sat down and read a fairy story? Read more [...]

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The Spread of Tech [animated]

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Key: RED: fixed broadband internet BLUE: mobile phone subscriptions YELLOW: internet users GREEN - telephone lines (all per 100 population) STORY OF A VIZ: Altered last minute to the deadline for theĀ Guardian / Google Competition This gave me 2 hours do something with a range of data available, to address the issue of the worldwide recession and how national behaviour protected against this, or aided recovery. THE DATA Due to the limited time made quick decision to use a Read more [...]

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The Age You’re Most Likely to Win a Brit Award

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Checking the latest data from the Brit Awards (courtesy of the Guardian Data Blog) is seems 24 is the age a musician is most likely to win a Brit Award Since 2005 12 awards have gone to pop stars at this age including Amy Winehouse, Kate Nash and Ellie Goulding. Similarly, Mumford and Sons, Florence and the Machine and JLS all tapped in at this age when they picked up their awards. Could it be down to our education system, 3 years at uni, where they perhaps form a band, and 3 years focusing Read more [...]

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Uni applications drop off – but which subject area is hardest hit?

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Thanks to a hike in tuition fees, there has been a drop off in the numbers of people applying to UK universities, compared to the 2011 figures. Usefully, the Guardian has posted the numbers on their DatablogĀ and I'm starting to munch through the data Here's the first set of findings - by subject area grouped into discipline, thanks to Wikipedia's List of Academic Disciplines Read more [...]

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Dataviz – Junior Schools by Religious Denomination [visualization]

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Interactive map showing the distribution of faith schools across the UK Click to interact ... Powered by Tableau Read more [...]

"This is the best course I have been to in terms of keeping everyone engaged. I found the examples of other data visualisation to be very interesting as I had never seen them before and know now to avoid certain styles! There were also different data visualisers whose works were explored - it all opened up a new way to look at the data and tell the story; a philosophy I believe Caroline delivers very well. She kept things simple as they should be (not patronising mind)" Infographics training course attendee, Warwickshire County Council