For this upcoming meetup, we’ll be doing dataviz makeovers for #makeovermonday at Foo Cafe. Yes, we know, the meetup is actually on a Tuesday, but Monday is a red day, so it will be Monday in our hearts.
What is #makeovermonday?
#makeovermonday is where we take charts that have been published and remake them using the same data. It could be through design fixes to make the chart look better, finding a different story in the data and visualizing that, or even starting from scratch and remaking the entire chart. It’s up to you!
How will it work?
- We’ll start by showing 3 charts for you to choose from.
- Everyone will pick a chart and we’ll split up to work on our makeovers for 45 minutes.
- Makeovers can be done with paper and pencil (we will provide colored pencils and paper), in your favorite design software (bring your laptop), in code, or with macaroni and glitter (we will not provide macaroni or glitter). How you makeover the chart is your choice!
- After time is up, we’ll get back together and take a look at all of our fantastic #makovermonday work together.
18.15 Create your makeovers
19.15 Show off your results and get feedback from others
20.00 Head to a bar with fellow datavizers