Renovating with a dataviz mindset

In the past months, I started putting my creativity in different places to stretch my comfort zone, and to give myself a little rest from dataviz, so that I can come back full speed when the time feels right again. I also realized that dataviz became such an integral part of my life over the past years that even if I think I’m not doing it, I’m still very much doing it.

Grandma’s song

I never had a taste for classical music, but my grandma had a Bösendorfer since she was a child. This meant that someone from the grandchildren had to play the piano, and I won the family lottery. I had no talents, hated going to music school, but I loved hanging with her and practicing her favorite pieces. I pretended to like playing, and she pretended not to hear how bad I was.

Why it’s okay not asking for feedback

This is a story that was heavily inspired by David Lynch, so hear it from him. “…If they give you the right to make the film, they owe you the right to make it the way you think it should be. The filmmaker should decide on every single element, every single word, every single sound, every single thing going down that highway through time. Otherwise it won’t hold together. The film may suck, but at least you made it suck on your own.”