When my Wacom tablet arrived in November I started sketching the below girl, my very first freehand drawing. It has been put aside for a while but I started finishing it up yesterday evening. As she looks like the type of rebel who listens to Arctic Monkeys in a city that never wakes up I started scrobbling the whole discography right away.
I’m the ultimate master of recycling ideas, so I wasn’t surprised when my eyes opened wide at 6AM to finally do something with a visualization I’ve been procrastinating for months now. There’s gonna be a meetup in the middle of January where I need to present a fancy dashboard in Power BI to show that besides business reporting it’s just as suitable for eye-candy visualizations (as Tableau) and inspired by the first snow last week I gave a wintery twist to my riot girl drawing. When it comes to tasks like this, I always like to draw everything I can in Adobe Illustrator and add only the viz part in Power BI. The data itself was pretty simple, coordinates of the Airbnb flats rented out in Budapest in the summer of 2017.
In order to match my greyish style, I redesigned the original Icecream Mapbox theme to have it in black & white and used a free custom visual to implement it in Power BI. The heatmap got the shades of the lipstick, the darker the colour, the more visitors the place had. No wonder, that the party quarter of the 6th and 7th district is the most popular among tourists, but I was surprised by the extent of the superior position of Pest over Buda. If you’d like to check out the interactive version click on this link.