Guiding the reader through 10 years of shareholder votes

Mind map titled “Growing good data visualizations” showing a various goals to achieve a good visualization
Mind map titled “Growing good data visualizations” showing a various goals to achieve a good visualization
At the beginning of a data visualization project we often set contradictory goals. We have to prioritize. The clearer the vision of the balance we want to create, the better our results.

Sometimes a dataset can tell many stories. Trying to show them all in a single visualization is great, but can be too much of a good thing. How do you avoid information overload without oversimplification?

We faced just such a challenge while working with a large dataset featuring 10 years of shareholder votes from big asset managers. Here’s how we approached the project, and any suggestions and feedback are welcome.

How to visualize a complex multi-layered topic in a single-view

Short summary of our data set: Index funds vote as shareholders for the stocks held by the fund. We looked at voting data by the largest of these fund managers…

Felix Buchholz

Artist, designer, developer, collaborator & motivator @ design agencies, investment firms and NGOs — My passion is visualizing information for the greater good

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