(LOD) Express(ion) Yourself!

This week was the beginning of the “Intermediate Tableau” section of our training. On Monday we learned all about servers from Andrew (@AndrewPick_TIL). Tuesday and Wednesday were spent with Andy (@VizWizBI) and Gwilym (@GwilymLockwood) going through table...

House Prices, Petitions and Gelato

Week 3 at The Data School was the busiest yet! Since my last blog we had presentations at the end of week 2. We each selected a dataset which we then made into a complete visualisation by Friday lunchtime. I selected UK House Prices and restricted my dataset to focus...

Getting Arty and Makeover Monday

This week we’re focusing on Visual Analytics and how best to aesthetically convey information. We had a class with Infographics Designer Caroline Beavon (go find her on Twitter and Instagram @carolinebeavon) who gave us a really interesting presentation which...

Spice Up Your Viz

On Friday we had to take our brand new Alteryx knowledge and revamp one of our old viz applications for The Data School. I decided to work on my first submission which analysed factors which influence smoking rates across different demographics. This is it here:   On...

Makeover Monday and More Alteryx

Day 4 began with presentations and feedback. We were asked to prepare tableaus for Makeover Monday which examined a dataset documenting the travels of TV chef, Anthony Bourdain. It was interesting to see everyone’s different interpretations of the data and...