The Design of Information

Information Design

This blog is focused on information design, the creation of infographics for visual understanding of complex processes, data and ideas.

Histograms, Boxes and Whiskers

Fenwick & West Corporate Governance ReportA data-heavy project I’ve been working intensely on the last week or so was released yesterday. It’s a statistical review of corporate governance practices since Sarbanes-Oxley, done by the law firm Fenwick & West.

I enjoyed wrestling with Excel and Illustrator to create histograms, box and whisker plots and a few original creations. And the client was great to work with – detail-oriented, appreciative of good design, understanding of complexity. You can download the full report here: Corporate Governance Practices and Trends

It’s amazing how much more understanding you get out of a well-designed visualization than a spreadsheet of numbers. We went from something like this:

spreadsheets sample

 

To these:

histogram
boxplot
board structure

Is it strange that I love graphs so much?

Tags: , , , , , , ,

One Response to “Histograms, Boxes and Whiskers”

  1. March 20th, 2012 at 11:29 am

    The Design of Information » Blog Archive » Survey says… says:

    [...] not as extensive or complex statistically as the first one (Corporate Governance Practices and Trends), this one presented some interesting challenges in presenting data clearly, accurately and [...]

Leave a Reply