Since 1990, the Fortune Global 500 has highlighted the top 500 corporations worldwide. Qlik and Fortune teamed up to create an interactive experience that throws light on how the economy’s evolution during the last 30 years was. To do so, we crafted a webapp that guides the reader from a time when Japan was briefly the list world leader to the vast dominance of the USA, until to the most recent unstoppable rise of China.
We, the Qlik Demo Team, created a narrative that includes several data visualization pieces to help readers to better understand how dramatic the list changes were. Using Qlik Engine and Qlik’s open source libraries like enigma.js and picasso.js, we designed an animated scatterplot that shows China’s fantastic transition from the bottom of the pack in 1990 to the very top in 2020.
The webapp also includes a fully interactive map where readers can make selections to explore country by country all the information that the Fortune Magazine gathers for their list of the global top 500 companies.