At the beginning of the 2018 new year (earlier this month), Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic of Storytelling With Data fame, challenged the dataviz community to create an annotated line graph on a topic of our choice. Nearly 90 people took her up on this challenge! Cole has just posted a summary where she has shared with all of us the entries we submitted for this initial installment of the #SWDchallenge.
Cole noted that people used a variety of tools—many in Tableau, but a number also used R and Excel. People visualized data from a wide range of topics:
- Sports (football, baseball, soccer, basketball, mixed martial arts, Australia’s commonwealth games),
- Meat (due to a number of crossover entries with a recent #MakeoverMonday),
- Economic indicators (from the US, UK, Canada, and around the world),
- Financial data (the rise of bitcoin, gold vs. oil, playing the stock market, the wealth gap),
- and more.
I have provided a link below for you to go to Cole’s site and see her summation on the annotate graphs challenge.