It feels great to be back with the Big Viz Energy. I hope Mr. Milchick will organize an Egg Bar Social, and a handshake will be available upon request after completing the Severance file. Macrodata Refinement has reached quota by the end of the quarter, and that gantt chart did bend after all!
I like to move it, move it! Turns out, if you stare at the monitor for long enough, try out n+1 options to finally make some elements move: you’ll succeed. Here come my weekly exercises in p5.js you can follow along.
I’m shocked and extremely happy at the same time that I managed to pull this off! I wrote 500 lines of code in 2 days and redid my most recent viz in p5.js. It is a post about my first weeks (of many more to come) into using this library.
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.
This post is my first ever tutorial, and I think I’m more proud of this solution than I should be. But hey, here’s to a thousand more Saturn charts!
Thanks to David Lynch for keeping me wild at heart, I managed to come up with a new visualization after months. I’m super happy I was able to figure out the math behind this one all by myself. This post covers the design part, the next will focus on building the chart.
I turned 34 yesterday, and finally, September 1 was not about letting out the yearly number of cries for not being where I wanted to be. This was a great year, probably the best I’ve had so far. I reached everything I never even thought I would. But I knew from the start that such a quick rise can only result in a quick burnout.
I spent the last couple of days in Vienna with my bike, and it was one of my best decisions lately. I knew I will enjoy it, I just didn’t know I’ll enjoy it this much. To anyone who is considering visiting Vienna: buy your ticket now!
Not another movie-themed viz, right? Sorry, but yes, it is. I was trying out some new design perspectives with my favorite actress Amy Adams, that evolved into an infographic. Click for a handy Illustrator trick!
It’s fair to say that I won’t make a fortune selling prints. However, I promise I’ll buy myself a damn fine cup of coffee and a new book after each order. And if I don’t sell anything ever, I still learned a lot during this process.
There’s a first for everything, so I’m live-blogging my new project from the data collection to the finished viz. I’ll make a diary of my progress and document all the pitfalls, doubts, lousy sketches, ideas that never made it… so tune in for all the damn fine coffees drank on Twin Peaks. I haven’t been this excited for months!
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.
The tooltips might not be what they seem, but they deserve to be beautiful too! Transcend with David Lynch and me into formatting tooltips to set them on fire. I’m not saying it’s not 568% extra work to make them more visually appealing, but I think it worth the effort.
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.”
It was a long time since I enjoyed creating something this much. I’m not encouraging anyone to follow suit on this absolutely worst practice 3D bar chart thingy, but here’s a tutorial just in case.
Sharing is caring, so here come my top 10 favorite graphic artists. I just ordered a couple of signed prints to freshen up my office wall and because it’s important to support arts if we have the means.
I’m lucky enough that never in my life I felt less than a man and experienced no discrimination in any areas of life. I know it’s not the case for all women. Focusing on the negative aspects is always more shocking, but I’m so in for good data vibes.
Wanna know how to become a Tableau Zen Master in less than a year? Yeah, me too. I remember running on the treadmill on March 1, and I was like “what the hell, I’m going to Twitter”. Ever since then, I’m just rolling my head around and keep asking myself if it’s really happening to me.
Have you heard about the “picture superiority effect”? Concepts presented with visuals or pictures are better learned and more easily recalled than those without. Dare to use images, but use them right, and don’t overuse!
My adventures in fontland continue. This time I used Kodak and Helvetica Neue Thin to make my viz pop. Helvetica Neue Thin is such an elegant font, that even Kodak would dress up as Helvetica Neue Thin for the font Golden Globes.
The people close to me know that I have a soft spot for movies. And fonts. And a bunch of other things, but let’s narrow the scope down to the first two.
There are only a few more inspirational toys (if any) for little girls than Barbie. Look at all the jobs she had in the past 50 years. I hope the Data Visualization Designer Barbie is already on its way!
It’s no secret that I’m a walking love letter to Budapest, but I just can’t stop being obsessed with it. Discover all my favorite spots in the hood and see how you can create round-shaped maps in Tableau & Mapbox.
In 2020 I watched 645 hours of movies and series. Yes, that equals 27 days and it’s almost as long as February. 73% of this time I spent watching series – 660 episodes of 62 different ones. My main platform was Netflix (270 hours), closely followed by HBO GO (250 hours), while I only went to the movies 3 times this year due to the lockdown.
I’m not an easy person. I’m fast, loud, rarely satisfied, I have a can-do attitude, but I get bored easily. I’m a whirlwind, and sometimes people feel intimidated by me. I don’t think that someone is right just because he’s above me in the hierarchy, and it’s hard to shut my mouth when I feel suppressed. I had my problems with that attitude, and I felt that this is all my fault, while it was just not the right workplace for me.
Steven Shoemaker dared me to make a map-centered viz. It was like he’s reading into me. I haven’t created a map so far because every time I tried, I realized how much I suck at it. I put a solid 24 hours into this project, and this did not come easy.