I work for University of Iowa Healthcare (all opinions always my own), and I love that I get to work with all sorts of departments from across the institution. Generally, my work is focused on operational analysis. I enjoy this, as it’s a strong suit of mine, but it does mean that I rarely have opportunities to map data.
Like anywhere, the place I work has good parts and bad parts. Generally, the good far outweighs the bad. I love my job, and wouldn’t get my medical care anywhere else in the area! And yet, I’ve never been a fan of our color scheme…
Like many people, I have different parts of my life that don’t generally intersect. I always enjoy it when they do, however. So far, I’ve blogged about the data analysis & visualization part of my life. Another big part of my life is music. Being both a musician and a data vizzer, I’ve often thought about ways to visualize music.
There are many data initiatives in the Tableau community, and I like to participate in them when I have time. As a professional in healthcare, one of my favorites is #projectHealthViz. Each month, Lindsay Betzendahl posts health-related data and invites the community to take a crack at visualizing it. The December data set ended up sparking a very interesting data journey for me, and I thought it might be useful to share the thought process I went through on this project.