Our annual Kuijpers family get together is approaching and this year I’ve been working on this idea to visualize my family tree in a more challenging way. And since I can’t memorize all family members, who’s whos partner, which kid belongs to which niece or nephew (I know I know, I probably should try a bit harder), I’ve put them all in one visualization to create myself a great cheat-sheet.
My visualization was longlisted for the Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards 2018
To me my family starts with my grandparents opa Harry and oma Door. They are at the center of all who are present now. I could have gone back in time much further but that wasn’t my goal (also, the Kuijpers family is a large one, my grandfather was one of 16).
Also we get together at the place my grandparents used to live (my aunt and uncle live there now) and I care to think each and every one of us has some fond memories of that place.
Choosing the circled layout, the connectors, the styling: I guess I just have a thing for a blueish science fiction atmosphere. A dot for each person (male/female coded), lines connecting parents, children, partners by different colors so you can tell which generation.
Hope you enjoy my project,
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