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Giorgia Lupi (Accurat)
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  • Combining different kind of datasets to compose visual narratives able to maintain the informative richness of the data but still making this richness more accessible and understandable, publishing compound and complex stories told through data visualizations.
  • Achieving multi-layered storytelling with data even when visualizations are static and printed, relying on the concept of layering, establishing hierarchies and making them clear: for both the data analysis (the stories we desire to tell), and the visual composition (i.e. the main architecture and the aesthetic value we desire to present), inviting readers to “get lost” within the narrative(s) and engage at deeper levels.
  • New aesthetics for data-visualization, aming at educating readers’ eyes to get familiar with visual ways to convey the richness of information that we experience in our everyday lives rather than simplifications of the phenomena analysed.
  • Drawing as a functional tool for capturing visual inspirations and translate them into visual clues.
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Giorgia Lupi


Giorgia Lupi is an information designer and researcher. Her work in information visualization frequently crosses the divide between digital and print, doing some of the most dense data visualization in hand-drawn mediums.

After graduating in Architecture at Ferrara University in 2006 she as been involved in multidisciplinary projects exploring social and urban phenomena, information and technology and interaction design, using design and data visualization to convey complex systems of information.

She is founder and design director at Accurat (, an information design company based in Milan and New York. Accurat analyzes data and contexts and designs analytical tools and visual narratives that provide awareness, comprehension and engagement. Since 2011 she is a PhD student in Design at Politecnico di Milano. Her PhD research focuses on User Generated Content and sentiment mapping at the urban scale, to gain insights on how citizens’ and temporary users live and perceive cities.She has been visiting researcher at Parsons the New School for Design within PIIM (the parsons Institute for information mapping) from September 2012 to March 2013.

She currently lives in New York.

During last year, she spoke at several conferences: Human City Symposium in Brussels, Cumuls Conference in Helsinki, The EyeoFestival in Minneapolis, Datavisualization official meet up in New York, New York city Public Library public events’ serie. She is going to speak at MediaEvolutionConference in Malmoo, “Why Public Design?” MindLAB event in Copenaghen, ADMonster digital media conference in New York, Nesta FutureFest in London, and StrataConference2013 in New York during next months. Her work have ben featured in different magazines such as the New York times, Corriere della Sera, FastCompanyMagazine, Slate Magazine, Forbes, the Atlantic Wire, Brainpickings, PopularScience online, Phaidon, among all; and displayed in last “infographic History of the World” Harper Collins hard book. Her work won three important awards in 2013: a bronze medal at Malofiej2013, a special mention in Core77design awards, and a bronze lion at Cannes Festival 2013.

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