Create Your Own Data Visualization Gallery

[This article was first published on Blog - Little Miss Data, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers]. (You can report issue about the content on this page here)
Want to share your content on R-bloggers? click here if you have a blog, or here if you don't.

As data visualization folks, we put a lot of effort into creating impactful and beautiful data visualizations. Some dataviz creations are so wonderful, that they should be considered a work of art. Let’s take it a step further and try our hand at displaying our work in a virtual data art gallery.

The Data Visualization Art Gallery Idea

In January, Alli Torban posted about a tool called “Mental Canvas” which enables creative spatial exploration of ideas and content. She created a virtual data visualization studio complete with a desk full of her work. In looking at the tool, the possibilities for application to data seemed endless. Since I’ve always wanted to attend a data art exhibit, I thought this would be the perfect chance to make my own virtual gallery.

A quick overview of my pelotonR Data Visualization Gallery. The full tour with slowed down exploration is below.

The PelotonR DataViz Gallery

All data visualizations for the gallery are created in R with the data gathered from my pelotonR package. The first four data visualizations are created with code that can be found on the pelotonR package tutorial. The next two are created following an awesome tutorial called “A Peloton Data Tribute to my Wife” By Dusty Turner. The beautiful table at the end is created following a tutorial called “My Peloton Instructors”, with code posted here by Tania Shapiro.

The additional images (gallery sign, intro sign etc) were created with Canva. The gallery was constructed in Mental Canvas. I selected a sample gallery scene, removed some panels, added the images and then created the animations.

The full data visualization gallery tour with slowed down exploration.

Thank you

Thank you for reading about my virtual data visualization gallery created with R, Canva and Mental Canvas. I hope that y’all have fun creating your own galleries. Please reach out to share your wonderful creations!

To leave a comment for the author, please follow the link and comment on their blog: Blog - Little Miss Data. offers daily e-mail updates about R news and tutorials about learning R and many other topics. Click here if you're looking to post or find an R/data-science job.
Want to share your content on R-bloggers? click here if you have a blog, or here if you don't.

Never miss an update!
Subscribe to R-bloggers to receive
e-mails with the latest R posts.
(You will not see this message again.)

Click here to close (This popup will not appear again)