Hone your data-viz skills by joining the two Andys for #MakeoverMonday!
“If they see something they don’t like, what can they do, quickly, to change and improve the chart?” says Andy C. “Remaking charts needs to be fast and easy, even when adding deeper analytical depth.”
Every Sunday, Andy K. will share the week’s chart and data set on his blog, VizWiz. Then it’s up to you to recreate that chart as you see fit.
This week's topic comes from a Business Insider chart that asks: Are consumers bored with technology? The data set lists the percentage of consumers planning to purchase each type of devices this year.
Once you've made your own viz, do share your work on Twitter using the hashtag #MakeoverMonday.
Here are a few house rules from Andy K.:
Here are a few examples to get your ideas flowing. A past challenge involved this table from FiveThirtyEight. It lists top MLB players, their salaries, and their estimated value based on performance.
Andy K. took the table and visualized it this way:
And Andy C. came up with this viz:
Here are a few more examples from the community:
— A R Fox (@The_Foxes_Den) January 4, 2016
— Rob Radburn (@robradburn) January 4, 2016
— Matt Chambers (@sirvizalot) January 4, 2016
Seeing all the different approaches is part of the fun, says Andy C.
“Each week I’m amazed at how many different approaches are taken by people who participate,” he says. “I’m looking forward to seeing this project grow throughout they year as more people participate.”
So dive in, get vizzing, and share what you come up with!