The Data School Blog

Dashboard Week, Day 4: Cancer-just beat it!

For day 4 of dashboard week, we were asked to choose a data set from Gapminder website to build our dashboard. I have previously never used this website, but it is a great source for data at a country level. I always wanted to build a visualization on a topic related...

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Dashboard week: Day 3 Cricket world cup fever

It was day 3 of dashboard week and even DS Down Under couldn’t escape the Cricket World Cup fever! Yes, our challenge was to design a dashboard on cricket. I have been a massive of fan of cricket (although don't can't find time now to watch the game) and it felt good...

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Dashboard Week Day 5: Journalist Deaths Abroad

Yesterday morning marked a sad end to the whirlwind thrill ride that is dashboard week.   The day 5 data set was sourced from the Committee to Protect Journalists and contained information on world-wide journalist deaths since 1992. Each row of the data was a...

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Dashboard Week Day 4: Doctors in Europe

Today we have been tasked with visualising socio-economic data from the independent ‘fact tank’ Gapminder. I chose to focus on a dataset showing the number of medical doctors per 1000 population. My partner works in healthcare and we often have animated discussions...

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Portugal’s ageing population

Day 4 of Dashboard Week coincided with the World's Population Day. We were given https://www.gapminder.org/data/ website to use as a data source and build a viz on whatever ticked our interest. While exploring the countless datasets available I thought it would be...

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Dashboard Week Day 4: The World’s Anti-Vax Problem

Day 4 of dashboard week started once again with a presentation of the previous day’s work and a reveal of today’s dataset. I’ve come to enjoy these briefings; you can forget about the stress of yesterday and start fresh with new ideas. New dataset, new me. I was...

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