December 25, 2015
Dear Data Two | Week 35: Getting Dressed
The topic of "Getting Dressed" for week 35 felt way too similar to week 19 (Wardrobe), but I knew I couldn't take the easy way out and do the same viz again. I had two inspirations for this postcard, Jeff's bullseye card from week 19 and Stefanie's week 35 postcard which showed every article of clothing she wore. I ended up somewhere in the middle.
The data collection was straight forward. I logged every article of clothing in eight categories every time I changed. From what I wore on my feet to what I wore on my head. I then explored the data in Tableau, which you can see below.
In Tableau, I wanted to try to mimic Stefanie's card by "stacking" my clothes and I wanted to create a bullseye viz like Jeff did. I really liked how the bullseye turned out, so I showed both options to my wife. She thought the stacked clothes were easier to understand because it's like I'm building a person from toes to head.
The postcard reveals a few things:
- Clearly I like the colour blue.
- I wore trainers every day, but that's been the norm since I worked at Facebook.
- I never wear anything except boxers to bed. TMI, I know, but this is a project about learning about myself and my habits after all.
Not the most exciting week from a learning perspective, yet it was interesting learning my patterns.