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UK Bike Theft – Suspect There Will Be No Suspect

799 749 Alex Barday

MakeoverMonday #37 This week we analyzed UK Bike Theft data. The dataset included Geospatial, Time Series, Categorical and Numerical data. I…

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BRR #002 | The Best Free Business Model

1340 600 Alex Garashchenko

Are you ok with working for free? Did you know that Google and a handful of other smart companies are relying on your free work to enhance their services and make a profit? On this episode, I talk about how ReCAPTCHA (a Google company) has utilized your entries to digitize books, to enhance Google Maps, and most recently to train Google’s autonomous car algorithm to detect cars, street signs, and road hazards. If you’ve ever filled a contact form, you’ve probably worked for Google..

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“It Can’t Be Done”

3200 1120 Alex Garashchenko

We’ve all heard the phrase “it can’t be done”. Those four short words work like razors, cutting through our aspirations,…

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Benjamin Franklin | Famous Inventions

400 511 Kelsey Richman

Did you Know:

Benjamin Franklin is the only founding father to have signed all four of the key documents establishing the U.S; the Declaration of Independence (1776), the Treaty of Alliance with France (1778), the Treaty of Paris establishing peace with Great Britain (1783) and the U.S. Constitution (1787).

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Cheers Britain

749 699 Alex Barday

#MakeoverMonday – Week 21

This week we reviewed an article published by the BBC, “Are Britons falling out of love with booze?”. The article reveals, a decline in the number of alcoholic beverages consumed; this is most prevalent in young people (age 16 to 24). Inspired by charts seen in The Economist, I chose to display the data with a horizontally stacked bar charts. Using Tableau to create my horizontal stacked bar charts, I then applied a “Percentage of Total” (Table Calculation), computed using the number of drinks each participant had had the week prior to the polling. By adding the table calculation it enabled the bar to fill to 100%, representing the entire sample population.

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The Secret of Success

509 705 Alex Barday

#MakeoverMonday – Week 13

This week we set out to re-visualize a radar chart created by Visually showing the perceived secret of success. The chart is broken up into three different social strata. I chose to use small multiple donut charts to show the differences in opinion.

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Winning Colors

649 859 Alex Barday

#MakeoverMonday – Week 12

March Madness is underway but does your school’s color impact your chance to win?

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Top 500 YouTube Gamers

412 705 Alex Barday

#MakeoverMonday – Week 10

We evaluated the top 500 YouTube gaming channels to determent have to make a top gaming channel. Our data came from SocialBlade, a site that monitors the impact a YouTube channel has on it viewer and grades the channel from A+ to -D. I choose to display the data in a Top 10 list with links to the corresponding YouTube channel. I also used a barbell chart to display the difference in the grades given by SocialBlade. Finally, I showed all 500 Youtube channels on a scatterplot that can be filled by grade using the icon bar.

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Global iPhone Sales

199 128 Alex Barday

By: Alex Barday
Published: 3/1/2017

Apple’s iPhone 7 sales have been less than spectacular compared to previous iPhone releases, but that doesn’t seem to be affecting investor confidence. After recent news Apples’ stock price is at an all-time high and exceeding analyst expectations.

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Spending Flow

246 196 Alex Barday

By: Alex Barday
Published: 2/27/2017

#MakeoverMonday – Week 9

Andy shared his spending habits of his American Express card over the past year. I chose to show the flow of his spending habits from the country to the product purchased. Using Tableau to create a Sankey diagram in order to visualize the flow of Andy’s purchases. Sankey diagrams are a specific type of flow diagram that puts visual emphasis on the major flows within a system. You may have seen Sankey diagrams in Google Analytics to visually represent the bounce rate and flow of visitors within a site.

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Benjamin Franklin | Early Sparks

204 246 Kelsey Richman

Benjamin Franklin was born on Milk Street in Boston, Massachusetts on January 17, 1706. He was one of seventeen children on his father’s side (Josiah Franklin) and one of ten children born by his father’s second wife, Abiah Folger. Among his siblings, his older brother James was the most significant in his life.

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SMASHING Design Trends of 2016 | Retro vs Flat

894 768 Kelsey Richman

It’s amazing that just this simple train ride over the bridge and I’ve crossed the state line. While riding the train from New Jersey to Philadelphia, I discovered this interesting article talking about current design trends. As I was scrolling through it, I became aware that I didn’t even realize that what I see every day on my travels were some of these current or even past design trends mentioned. I would just look at these advertisements and think of ways I could have made them better or what I like and could learn by studying them.

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The Burden of Diabetes

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By: Alex Barday
Published: 11/7/2016

There is an immense amount a data that exists on virtually any topic, waiting to have its story told. As data scientists find ways to collect and organize information for big data applications, we strive to tell the story each data set presents. With the emergence of big data, the need to display large, complex data sets in a digestible form has become increasingly more important. Data Visualization allows us to gain a deeper understanding of data sets quickly and efficiently

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