Giorgia Lupi – Profile

I’m an architect that builds information and not houses.
I design,
I experiment,
I talk,
I draw a lot.


Giorgia Lupi is aninformation designer.Her work in information visualization frequently crosses the divide between digital and print,exploring visual models and metaphors to represent dense and rich data-driven stories.

After graduating inArchitectureat Ferrara University in 2006 she as been involved in multidisciplinary projects on the information, technology and interaction design fields, using design and data visualization to convey complex systems of information.

She isco-founder and design director at Accurat (, an information design agency based in Milan and New York; Accurat analyzes data and contexts and designs analytical tools and visual narratives that provide awareness, comprehension, and engagement. Accurat was born in 2011 and since then has been working successfully with important Italian and international clients such as the European Union, the United Nations, Corriere della Sera, McCann Erickson, Audubon Society, Popular Science, Mondadori editore, Hearst Communications, The European House Ambrosetti, HP, Poste Italiane, Fiorucci, Pernod Ricard, Corriere della Sera, ING Direct, Vodafone, the New York Public Library, the Lucile and David Packard Foundation, Università degli Studi di Milano, Zanichelli Editore.

From 2011 to 2014 she has been a PhD candidate in Design at Politecnico di Milano, within Density Design Lab.
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 obtained thePh.D. cum meritumin 2014 with a thesis titled “Visualizing the User Generated cities – Exploring the potentiality of emergent geo-social media applications as a novel source of urban knowledge”.

Her work has been published and featured in magazinessuch as theNew York Times, Wired, Popular Science, Popular Mechanics, Flash Art, Ottagono, Vogue, Corriere della Sera, l’Arca International, Courrier International, El Pais;
and featured in recent bookssuch as“Understanding the World – The Atlas of Infographics”, “The Best American Infographics 2014” by Gareth Cook and Nate Silver
“The information designers sketchbooks” by Steven Heller, “An Infographic History of the world”, “Around the World: The Atlas for Today”, “Visual Simplexity”, “INFOGRAPHICS — Designing & Visualizing Data”, “New Challenges for Data Design”

She has been speakingatthe Eyeo Festival in Minneapolis, the Fast Company Innovation by Design awards Festival in NY, Visualized Conference in NY,the New York City Center for Innovation through Data intelligence, the Tapestry Conference in Annapolis, Resonate Festival in Belgrade, The International Journalism Festival, Wired Next Fest, Google Kings’ Cross London, StrataConference in New York, New York city Public Library public events’ series, Media Evolution Conference in Malmo, “Why Public Design?” MindLAB event in Copenaghen, Cumulus Conference in Helsinki,among all.

She has been delivering several lecturesatthe School of Visual Art NY, The Parson New School for Design NY, NYU, Columbia University NY, Code Academy NY, Politecnico di Milanoamong all.

She wrote articles and essaysthat have been published inthe 2014 “Malofiej book”, “New challenges for data design: articles & interviews”, “Le mappe del sapere”, “The Parsons Journal For Information Mapping”, “the Tafter Journal” among all.
She co-authored the book “Visualizing the data-city” Edited by Springer, 2014.

She has been interviewedbyDesign Boom magazine, The Future of Brands Magazine, I-Charts, the Walker Art Center, Datastories podcast, Substratum Series, the Legacy Projectamong all.

Her work won important awards:Gold Medal for data-visualization and Special Mention for the best studio at the Kantar Information is beautiful awards, Gold Medal for data journalism at O’Reilly Strata, Bronze Medal at Malofiej 2013, Bronze Lion at Cannes Festival 2013, Special Mention in Core77 Design Awards.

She has been a judge for the “Kantar Information is beautiful design awards” 2014.


Giorgia Lupi
Drawing and Data Visualization: a tool
on Tableau blog
November 2014

Giorgia Lupi
disegnare coi dati
in “Le Mappe del Sapere” (ITA)
Milan, November 2014

Giorgia Lupi
New aesthetics for data narratives

in “New challenges for data design: articles & interviews”, David Bihanic (ed.),
Springer-verlag: London (UK), Summer 2014

Giorgia Lupi
Beautiful reasons

Pamplona, (Spain) March 2014

Ciuccarelli P, Lupi G, Simeone L,
Visualizing the data city
Social media as a source of knowledge for urban planning and management
(Springer book) March 2014 –link

Giorgia Lupi
Non-linear Storytelling: Journalism through “Info-spatial” Composition
in Parsons Journal For information mapping Vol IV, issue 4;
October 2012

Ph.D. related publications:

Ciuccarelli P, Lupi G, Eynard D, Manfredini F, Matteucci M, Caviglia G, Dilda P, Marfia F, Azzi M
Telltale: visualizing the use and perception of cities through digital traces.
In: Morello E, and Piga BEA (eds)EAEA11 2013.Envisioning Architecture: Design, evaluation, communication. Edizioni Nuova Cultura, Roma

Giorgia Lupi
Urban Sensing, listening to the digital city
in Tafter JournalOctober 2013
article can be foundhere

Accurat (G.Lupi, S.Quadri, G.Rossi)
Visual Data
weekly column on La Lettura (Corriere della Sera)
visualizations can be foundhere

L.Simeone, G.Lupi, P.Patelli, S.Iaconesi,
Do it yourself gis: a constructionist, educational toolkit for architecture students,
in “ICALT” the 11th IEEE International Conference on Advanced Learning Technologies, Rome, July 2012.

L.Simeone, G.Lupi, P.Patelli, S.Iaconesi,
Polyphonic images of the city: Mapping new human landscapes through User Generated Content
in “Open participative cities” , Northern World Mandate conference proceedings, Helsinki 2012

G.Lupi, S.Quadri
Il vocabolario ristretto di J.K. Rowling
in “La Lettura”, Corriere della Sera, Milan, October 2012

G.Lupi, S.Quadri
E Montecarlo batte tutti
in “La Lettura”, Corriere della Sera, Milan, August 2012.

G.Lupi, S.Quadri
Studia di più vivrai più a lungo
in “La Lettura”, Corriere della Sera, Milan, July 2012.

Giorgia Lupi
Intercettare il futuro, Paesaggi di informazione e narrative del possibile
in Tools for Culture: frontiere culturali in Italia, cosa succede, cosa succederà.(Ongoing publishing volume curated by Michele Trimarchi e Stefano Monti, Il Mulino, Bologna, 2012.)
a preview of the article (ITA) can be foundhere

G.Lupi, P. Ciuccarelli
Depicting perceived city-scapes: dynamic visualization tools as a support for urban decision making processes
in Cities in Transformation ─ Research & Design Ideas, Methods, Techniques, Tools, Case Studies, EAAE/ARCC Conference on Architectural Research, (poster session)Politecnico di Milano.

G.Lupi, P.Patelli, L.Simeone, S. Iaconesi,
Maps of Babel, Urban Sensing through User Generated content
in: Human Cities Symposium 2012 RECLAIMING PUBLIC SPACE

Giorgia Lupi
Città polifoniche, Visualizzazione di User Generated Content geo-localizzati a supporto della comprensione dei fenomeni urbani,
in TafterJournal,April 2012

G.Bonello, G.Lupi
Piemonte Facile: a set of public services/app and a way to share knowledge for Piedmont’s citzens
inPlanning Support Tools: Policy Analysis, Implementation and Evaluation Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Informatics and Urban and Regional Planning INPUT 2012″ (Editors: Michele Campagna, Andrea De Montis, Federica Isola, Sabrina Lai, Cheti Pira, Corrado Zoppi) (ISBN code: 9788856875973).

Giorgia Lupi
Ecco l’Italia che Cinguetta
in La Lettura, Corriere della Sera, Milan, March 2012

Giorgia Lupi
Le città condivise su Flickr
in La Lettura, Corriere della Sera, Milan, December 2011

M.Pillan, P.R.Riva, E. Gatti, G. Lupi,
[Game mechanics] & [Phenomena in cognitive and social psychology]: experiments in emotional design for communication,
in Practicing Theory or: Did Practice Kill Theory, The Swiss Design Network 2011 Symposium, Geneva, 2011.

G.Lupi, S.Quadri,
Quali spazi per Quali Servizi
in Abitare LʼItalia: Territori, Economie, Disuguaglianze, XIV CONFERENZA SIU, Torino, 2011.

G.Lupi, S.Quadri,
Ideare il Possibile, il nuovo ruolo del pianificatore nel mediscape metropolitano
in Corriere della Comunicazione, Roma, 2011

G.Lupi, D.Ciuffi, S.Mirti, S.Quadri, P.Patelli, M.Zariello
Id-Lab goes Delta,
in DROMOS n.0, Roma, 2010.

G.Lupi,P.Patelli, D.Ciuffi, S.Quadri, M.Zariello,
Id-Lab goes on city tour
in DiiD Disegno Industriale n. 45, Milano 2010.

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