A personal #dataviz development challenge


As someone who is lucky enough 😍 to specialise in communicating technical information, data visualisation is a big part of my professional life. But those NDAs make it hard to share a lot of the work I do with the world. Therefore, at the beginning of the year, I set myself a resolution (something I don’t do often) to create more personally-driven data visualisations. 


But where to start?!


In January as if in answer to this question, Storytelling with Data launched #SWDChallenge - a monthly data visualisation challenge. A different visual framework is proposed each month but participants are given the freedom of choice around their tool and data.


The digital community is amazingly supportive (just type #SWDChallenge into Twitter!) with lots of minds thinking differently about the same challenge.


If you’re looking to improve your data visualisation skills (or those of your team), I highly recommend participating in the #SWDChallenge.


I'm 6 data visualisations complete, 6 to go!


You can check them out below...


January - the annotated line

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february - colour and words


march - basic bars


april - square area

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may - the waterfall


june - the slope