#MakeoverMonday – Week 16
So there’s a ‘thing’ in the Tableau twitter community called Makeover Monday. It encourages people to review an existing visualisation and create their own – either by finding a new way of presenting the data, or taking the raw data and going off at an entirely different tangent.
I never seem to find the time to do my entry each week – between work and family there just don’t seem to be enough hours in the day – and I’m consistently in awe of some of the amazing entries that some people create. I fully intend to create my own vizzes for work that ‘borrow’ from a number of the ideas…
For week 16, I actually got around to playing with the data – a 784 MILLION row dataset on UK prescriptions. I knew I couldn’t even bend my head around that much data in any sensible way without spending a week playing with it – so I decided to focus on something small, and filtered the data down to one item, the Ventolin Evohaler.
I wanted to explore where in the UK this is prescribed, and whether it is increasing or decreasing. I discovered that it was decreasing… but because I ran out of time, I didn’t even think about checking the generic version to see whether that was increasing. If I had my time again this would be the first thing I would explore.
Of course I also dug into my old local surgery to see where this compared to others!
If I had more time I would go back and have another crack at this… maybe I will at some point. But here it is, for better or worse, on Tableau Public. Let me know if you take a look at it!