Somewhere around March at the beginning of quarantine in Hungary, a friend and I started to read Infinite Jest. The book is the thickest and most complicated reads of my life so far, it’s 1100 pages long in a very big format (not only good for reading but weight lifting excercises too) written in 8pt font size. But hey, I like literary challenges!
Budapest, you have my heart
I was pretty active on Pinterest recently, looking for new inspiration. A couple of weeks ago I came across a series called City Facts. I tried to recreate something similar using Tableau and Illustrator about Budapest.
Spicing up dashboard titles
I tried to come up with some dashboard title variations, to emphasize that titles can be more than big ass letters. There are so many creative ways to make them beautiful, we just have to look at some good UI implementations.
Dark: The End is the Beginning
I watched the first episode of Dark last summer, but after being utterly terrified for an hour I decided this is not for the faint-hearted like me. How wrong I was. Some weeks ago I gave it another try, instantly I got hooked on binge-watching and started sketching the network on paper.
I made a Lady Gaga viz by accident. I’m not a fan of pop music, but she’s just one of the most talented women of our time. I loved her Five Foot Two documentary, she’s just so ordinary and extraordinary at the same time. Her performance in A Star is Born is giving me the goosebumps by even thinking about it.
FGM in Tanzania
Nationally approximately 10% of women aged 15 to 49 report having undergone female genital mutilation (FGM) in Tanzania, but prevalence is much higher in the Mara region at 32%.
Black Lives Matter
I just leave this here without any comment. The viz is also available on Tableau Public.
Ken Flerlage made an awesome tutorial on how to create LEGO art in Tableau and I tried it out. One thing I might like better than building LEGOs is binge-watching series, so I combined the two.
Vinyl it is!
I decided to take part in this week’s MakeoverMonday challenge, as the topic was really close to my heart: how has the music industry changed in the past 40 years. The original viz was so great, that I decided to go nuts for donuts with this submission.
And Then Were None
Sziget is one of the biggest music festivals in Europe, but this year they will have the lowest number of visitors: none. Due to the coronavirus, all major events have been canceled in Hungary, so no concerts in 2020.
How to use fonts in Tableau?
I had my hardships using fonts in Tableau and I’m far from being a typography expert, but here are some suggestions on how to use fonts to avoid the common pitfalls.
My Tableau Cookbook
During this lockdown, I realized a lot of things. One of them is that I can cook. However, the recipes I try are located on different websites and 2 weeks later I don’t even remember where I saved them. That’s when the idea came to make my cookbook, and if I do it, why not make it in Tableau? Why? Just because it can be done.
I watched the season finale of Westworld yesterday evening and was quite nervous the whole day, as this came out as one of the lowest-rated episodes of the series (correction from this morning: it is the lowest-rated episode of all time).
Where did my money didn’t go?
This is the third (and final?) quarantine life viz after Couchella and My Fallen Kindom, using the same style as these two before. This time I downloaded my bank account info and had a look at how my spending structure has changed in the past months.
My Fallen Kingdom
I was riding my bike yesterday to the pharmacy to save my head from being exploded when the idea popped into my mind. I’m gonna draw the layout of my flat and make a heatmap of what I’m doing where for how long in the apartment!
I might be as obsessed with this show as Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin with tigers, so I downloaded some search statistics of the main keywords from Google Trends and made a visualization of it.
Farewell to Modern Family
I can’t believe Modern Family has come to an end after 11 years. I was growing up with this show, and even though the episodes started to get weaker at the end, I still enjoyed every minute of it. Even though I’m a mixture of Claire and Alex, my favorite characters were Phil and Luke… maybe Lily, as she turned out to be quite a savage teenager.
Taking your design skills to the next level in Tableau
I keep a close watch on what’s happening in UI / UX and graphic design, because the trends in these areas are the trends that can make your dashboards sexy.
From Me to You
Since it’s not safe going out to the post office, here’s my heartfelt message on a Tableau postcard, to all the people in the world!
I’m not okay with this! The weekly Makeover Monday challenge looks at the unpaid working hours by gender and it’s a wake-up call for the society we’re living in. Women are superheroes, it’s a fact!
COUCHELLA 2020 is here! I’m not proud of myself for watching 45 hours of content in 3 weeks, but desperate times call for desperate measures. I even saw a film called “What Men Want” and I still don’t have a clue.
Pizza pizza pie
This is my Makeover Monday submission for week 13, inspired by the colors of my favorite tracksuit I wore somewhere in the early 90s. Maybe it’s just nostalgia, but I can’t get enough of gradients… And the most shocking discovery: where are artichokes?
The Culture of How We Behave
Do we need to bother about culture? We are a group of animals. We use language and empathy, and practice collaboration and inter-group competition. The unwritten rules of how we do these things differ from one human group to another. “Culture” is how we call these unwritten rules about how to be a good member of the group.
This week’s MakeoverMonday challenge wasn’t the easiest one. There was a lot of data, but I don’t think anything else could be made of it than a line or area chart. I didn’t even want to make it, but then the idea popped into my mind, to play with fonts here a little and make the push minimal design to the maximum.
It All Ends With Us
When the Game of Thrones series came to an end (which I haven’t seen one episode of, as I didn’t find the first book that interesting… sorry, not sorry) I had the idea to create a dataviz from the most popular series that has already ended. On this viz I compared the IMDB scores of the first and last episodes of the Top 15 series according to their number of ratings.
Does money make us happy?
This is my weekly Makeover Monday submission, I really liked the topic. Also, this means that that’s my 3rd in a row, so wooohooo! It’s striking, that poor, but happy and rich, but sad are basically non-existent categories.