Makeover Monday, 2017 #13

I found week 13 of Makeover Monday quite hard. The visualisation in question was an infographic purporting to show the perceived reasons for success by different social strata. The subtitle of the graphic seemed quite inflammatory and so I was keen to trace the data back to source to see what grounds the author had for their claims. Unfortunately, as others found too, it was pretty hard to find the actual Russian survey results used. This University of Illinois blog post has a great critique of the visualisation and is well worth a read.

For my makeover I’ve focussed on simply redoing the visualisation as I wasn’t able to sense check things like sample size or what constituted the social strata. A caveat is included. I wanted to highlight that the less well off and better off were usually at opposite ends of the range for most of the success factors that were offered in the survey.




The viz is also available on Tableau Public.

Makeover Monday, 2017 #10

This week a look at the top 500 gamer channels on YouTube based on this list on What intrigued me about this week was the immediately interesting disparity between the video views, channel subscribers and the Social Blade ranking (score) and rating (grade). The more influential channels according to Social Blade are not necessarily those with more views or more subscribers. The list itself is pretty handy but not visual engaging and there’s no real story telling or summary.

For my makeover I wanted to highlight the difference between the Social Blade ranking / rating and raw views / subscribers. I also wanted to practice a few tricks raised by Rody Zakovich on making your dashboard pop and from Andy and Eva on the Makeover Monday blog for week 8 and 9. I think this is an improvement on the list – and on my previous makeovers – but there’s still more I’d like to have nailed if time had allowed.


Top 500 YouTube Gamer Channels.

The visualisation is also available on Tableau Public.