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.
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!
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.
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!
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 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.
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.
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.
Why get out of bed when you can read about people who got out of bed? This pretty much sums up my past weeks, so I decided to make a visualization from an idea that has spent a long time on my to-do list. I put together a database from all the books I’ve read since 2009 (the year I started using moly) and it turned out that the 278 titles almost add up to 100 000 pages.
Lately, I’ve been experimenting with one of the most popular prototyping tools, Figma. It has a very steep learning curve (especially if you have an Adobe background, as the shortcuts and mechanisms work pretty much the same), and we can quickly draw high fidelity wireframes from scratch to show the clients how the actual product […]
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 […]
I had one day to make a fully designed dashboard from scratch, that was quite a challenge. Usually I just have a look at the data, let it sink in and I’ll get back to the task when I came up with a data design. For this I had only 6 hours from the first […]
This week I was working on a fleet management dashboard (from data generation and masking to UI) in Power BI and had a really hard time with the design this time. The original report that we wanted to improve contained only one chart, a heatmap in Excel and that was a core element that needed […]
At Starschema we’re planning to introduce a blockchain based internal monetary system where pesos can be spent on company gadget. We can earn money by taking part in various social activities like meetup presentations, holding internal trainings or writing blog posts among many other things. Pesos can be transferred to other colleagues too for helping […]
Another Power BI demo dashboard fresh out of the oven! All telco companies need to have focused retention programs to mitigate the risk of losing customers by profiling and predicting churners and taking preventive actions. This dashboard lets you analyze the profiles of people who left within the last month (churners) versus the ones who […]
At the beginning of this year, I got a project to prepare a decent looking demo dashboard in Power BI for our company to use at presales meetings. I chose the topic of utilization as it’s something everyone is interested in, regardless of the industry they’re working in. Tracking the productivity and efficiency of employees […]
I’ve been listening to the Silversun Pickups a lot lately and having a hard crush on the song called Lazy eyes, I decided to put my recently lazy hands into use. I don’t have the slightest idea of what popular eye colors mean, but as long as Wikipedia has this covered, let’s just be cool […]
The below infographic I made for a Hungarian dataviz competition, where the data was provided by the Budapest Airport. As the dataset was not that complicated, containing only a date field, country and city as dimensions and three measures (air traffic movement, number of passengers and the capacity of the plane), I saw no use […]
In the past couple of days, I was working on a monumental infographic for a winery. I almost spent 40 hours creating the graphs and icons in Adobe Illustrator, the wine regions of Italy taking 3 hours of drawing in itself. Even though this was an immense piece of work, I learned a lot during […]
I was asked by the Hungarian National Academy of Sciences to draw some infographics on the status of the national labour market. The series will contain four pages in the following topics: educational differences, pay gap visualization by gender, women by top career choices and the situation of mothers with small children. The first two […]
I just received my first drawing pad (a Wacom Intuos) yesterday and I literally can’t put the pen down ever since I unpacked it. I had the idea of the first illustration to create long before it has arrived. I read a drama by one of my favourite contemporary Hungarian poets (Je suis Amphitryon by […]
Plants and I are in a continuous on-again, off-again relationship. Me trying to care, but they refuse to stay alive. The greatest shock came to me this summer when my all-time partner in crime, the dwarf pine threw up the sponge after 3 years. Even if there are hardships in life – in this case, […]
Some weeks ago I found this message in my fortune cookie: Pray for what you want, and work for what you need! After reading it, the thanks for nothing feeling was sweeping through me, pulping in my veins ever since, so I decided to bake my own misfortune cookies that will contain messages against humanity. […]