Nominated for a 2020 Vizzie Award

Nominated for a 2020 Vizzie Award

I choose a poor week to go on holidays and my time off coincided with the annual Tableau conference which this year was held virtually. I didn’t bring any technology with me during my holiday and thus found it difficult to tune in to what looked like a great series of talks and presentations.

On my way home, I logged into Twitter to see that a local Tableau legend from my home town in Brisbane (Frederic Fery) had tagged me in a picture that showed that I’d unexpectedly been nominated for a Vizzie award in the category of … Read the rest

Presentation at Brisbane Tableau User group

I presented at September 2020 Brisbane Tableau User Group alongside Mark Jeffrey from Griffith University and Ronak Mathur, the President of QUT Business Analysis and Data Science Club.

I presented some of the background to the visualisation I presented at the Virtual Refugee Conference in June 2020.

Thanks to Frederic Fery and Key Data for inviting me to speak.

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Exploring the AWB Network using Tableau

I was a late submission to the latest #VizForSocialGood round but I did manage to finish off a visualisation that made extensive use of an interactive network diagram.

I’ll be writing much more about how I did this in the near future and will update this post. Want to give a quick shout out to this very helpful tutorial by Christopher Conn of The Data Surfers which this visualisation shares heritage with.

Click on the image below to link through to the viz on Tableau Public!


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Refuge from the Storm: Internally Displaced Peoples in the age of the Climate Crisis

My entry for the latest #VizForSocialGood Project, examining internally displaced persons and climate change. This was done ahead of the Virtual Refugee Conference during Refugee Week.

I was very happy  that my visualisation was chosen as one of the featured visualisations amongst a strong field of participants.

What is Viz for Social Good?

Viz for Social Good is a social enterprise that uses data visauliastion to open up conversation on key issues facing our world. From their website:

Empowering nonprofits through data story We help mission-driven organizations to promote social good and understand their own data through beautiful and informative

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#MakeoverMonday 2020 Week 23: Animal-free product consumption in Great Britain

Given that I’m a vegetarian, this week’s #MakeoverMonday was particularly relevant. We were asked to visualise some data regarding animal-free consumption in Great Britain.

Here’s my effort, actually done in an hour for once!

Click on the image below to see the interactive (or click here).

The original visualisation

The original visualisation is below.

There are many things I find objectionable about this visualisation. While I often personally use these types of stacked bar charts, this one is sloppy. For instance, the Y axis goes to 125%. The legend might be better off at the top as well.


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