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!
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 updates. I haven’t been this excited for months!
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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%.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
It’s my 5th day home and I’m starting to have the dumbest dataviz ideas. Being inside all the time can be pretty hard, but I hope having a creative tsunami will be one of its worst side effects.
Hungary declared state of emergency because of the coronavirus outbreak. It is okay to be afraid of the COVID19, but it’s also okay not to feel panicked about it. Anyway, I made a chart in Tableau for both the worriers and the super laid back dudes out there!
In developing countries a higher ratio of women thinks they deserve to be hit than men. I’m not saying it’s our fault that a lot of women suffer from domestic violence for the slightest reasons, but everything starts with respecting ourselves. To all the women out there: you deserve so much better!
I rarely feel the urge to take on the weekly Makeover Monday challenge as the topics usually get me down (dying, lack of sanitation, homelessness, trials…), but this seemed to be too cute to pass.
How shocking does it sound, that 4 studios made up more than 70% of the total gross income of Hollywood with only 12% of the films? I know I’m a real snob, but I hope that someday people will come to their senses and start watching good movies.
Despite all the bad news, we’re facing every day due to the broad media coverage of our modern times, the world is getting better in so many ways. This visualization shows how life expectancy is rising all over the globe in the past 5 decades, while the fertility rate is going down. The causes of these trends root in several factors, but one thing is for sure: we’re living longer than any generations before us.
I’m pretty obsessed with anything related to space, I have the milky way tattooed on my collarbone, got the lunar lander for my birthday from mom and I light my nights with a 3D printed Moon. Today I had some idling between the projects I’m working on, so I decided to do something Moon themed as a mental masturbation.
These Word Urban Games are advertised all over town and as I was walking to the subway yesterday morning I just found a real Hungarian e-sport opportunity. There’s a reconstruction going on in the city centre for months now (that makes biking impossible), and I picked out a spot where some cobblestones were missing. The […]
I had an urgent dashboard redesign request for a conference. This was the first time for me using small multiple donut charts, and it took hours until I managed to fit the labels (with help). One useful advice: don’t forget to check for blanks if texts get messed up! Two charts were showing the exact […]
I had to come up with a visual about our company’s design process for a client presentation. This pic shows how we get from the brainstorming period through creating prototypes to the phase when we’re ready for the user acceptance test. When there’s a request like that, I always make two versions: a white that […]
The rapid loss of bees due to the extensive usage of pesticides could soon lead to extinction, that scientists say, would also mean the end of humanity. The explanation is easy, out of the 100 crop species that provide us with 90% of our food, 35% are pollinated by bees, birds and bats. The formula […]
It was such a long time since I made an infographic just for fun! I’ve had this topic in my mind for ages, but been procrastinating due to other priorities. I was working on this one for 2 days and it really grew close to my heart. The inspiration for the dinosaurs came from depositphotos, […]
I had nothing else to do, so I took last week’s Makeover Monday challenge. I’m not that satisfied with the outcome, but spent so much time drawing these icons, that I’m posting it anyway. Here’s the Tableau Public link.