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’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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I collected all the questions that in a dream world I’d like to get answers to before start building a dashboard. I divided them into four sections (technical setup, purpose, audience, and development) and included a one-pager of the blog post. Without knowing these, for me, it’s just pure luck if I can calculate the effort right.
I proudly present my slowest ever dashboard made with minimum ozone damage and maximum love – out of 4 rows and 3 columns of data.
An unpopular opinion, but I was raised never to feel ashamed of the things I love. So here it is: I love Woody Allen. For me, he’s one of the most talented, intelligent, and funniest people of our century.
Getting back to school is not always fun, but we can make it so. I made a periodic table and added some interesting facts to all the elements to make learning chemistry even sexier than it is!
This was one of those many design-driven visualizations of mine when I knew how the end-result should look like. I just needed to find the data that fits my story. I grew up in one of these panel houses in Hungary, and wouldn’t trade those years for anything.
I love fussing with UI design elements and have a restless curiosity about how I can use them in Tableau. Toggle buttons are my recent crush, read on to see how to make your own.
This is my favorite dataviz topic ever: using layers in Tableau. Check out this tutorial to see how you can make a bar chart work using “only” 4 layers of floating elements, a little Photoshop, and Illustrator.