Data that Matters

While working in the Google Data Studio team, I developed a series of data visualizations to show dashboard best practices.

To make the visualizations more interesting (and useful!), I decided to use public available datasets on areas that can affect us on our day-to-days. 

If you're interested in more data visualization and analysis, here's a selection of articles I wrote on the subject:

Opioids usage & overdoses

This dashboard looks at the US opioid epidemic, comparing it with other drugs usage, and showing how it compares with other countries and within US states. It uses data from three datasets: CDC Drug overdose death data (US), UNODC Opioids (Global), and FiveThirtyEight Drug use by age (US). Full visualization

Opiois usage and overdoses data visualization

150 years of marriages & divorces

The UK Office for National Statistics make available two extremely interesting and rich datasets on marriages and divorces, providing data for the last 150 years. I tried to answer two main questions: Who wants a divorce and why? How do wars and the law impact marriage and divorce rates in the UK? Full visualization

UK marriages and divorces data visualization

Maternal mortality status & trends

This visualization uses data uses publicly available UNICEF data on maternal mortality rate, the number of women deaths per 100,000 live births due to complications from pregnancy or childbirth. It shows trends from 1990 to 2015. Full visualization

Maternal mortality data visualization

US unemployment rates 

This dashboard uses data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics to show trends in US unemployment rates segmented by Age, Gender and Race / Ethnicity. This data is important in that it provides us with insights on how we are doing as a society to provide equal opportunities to everyone. Full visualization

US unemployment rates data visualization