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

Click here for the full viz

 

february - colour and words

 

march - basic bars

 

april - square area

Click here for the full viz

 

may - the waterfall

 

june - the slope

Wellington, New Zealand

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