Implement new design and visualizations for ZDF election package at German federal elections 2017
As a long-time partner of ZDF, we have been responsible for the network’s election graphics packages for many years. In the super election year 2017, which showered Germany with four state and one federal elections, we equipped the graphics package with a few new visualizations and a complete redesign of all existing and new templates.
The workflow includes live data provided by Forschungsgruppe Wahlen, an independent institution for election analysis. Our task is to clear this data and process it for further usage in ZDF’s graphics pipeline. This happens in our custom data management tool M2Control.
Next to election result graphics and win-and-loss-visualizations, the package also included possible coalition calculations, which was especially interesting this year. In addition, all data was simultaneously exported to the web for the display of live online graphics.