#SWDchallenge: rebrand it!

Branding applied to data storytelling is much more than a specific font, logo or template color. Instead, thoughtfully incorporating aspects of an organization’s brand into the design of a graph can evoke a feeling or perhaps an emotional connection to the message the graph conveys. This month, readers were challenged to re-brand an example graph in a brand style of their choosing.

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#SWDchallenge: artisanal data

If you collected the data, you cleaned the data, you made the choices, you know every reason behind every decision—you are perfectly positioned to analyze that dataset. May brings a guest challenge by Mike Cisneros: visualize data that you’ve curated yourself. Read the post for more details and an example.

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#SWDchallenge: emulate!

In this challenge, we pull from the premise of Austin Kleon’s book “Steal Like an Artist: 10 Things No One Told You About Being Creative” and challenge the community to emulate a visual they like in an effort to further hone data visualization skills and style. You can participate through 4/10—see full post for details!

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