Data Viz Done Right

December 24, 2015

Dear Data Two | Week 33: Envy

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I'm not going to lie, I really struggled with data collection for this week. I looked all over the web for inspiration. I checked out Dear Data to see what they did. I thought about what envy means, and I totally overcomplicated everything. In the end, I set out to collect data on things I was envious of, but by the end of the week I had nothing.

I turned to Jeff and told him about my problem and he gave me a few suggestions. Things like creating a survey for myself or the kids. Then as I finally saw the sunshine again, it hit me. What I'm most envious of is the great weather that we used to have in California, and by contrast, how generally dreary the weather is here in London. Throw in the lack of daylight and I thought I was on to something.

To collect the data, I went to Weather Underground and recorded the high temperature, overall weather condition for the day, sunrise and sunset. I then started to explore the data in Tableau to find a story I could tell.

Here's to hoping I see the sun again before April!

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