Giorgia Lupi is an information 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.
Her work and research challenges the impersonality that data might communicate, designing engaging visual narratives able to connect numbers to what they stand for: knowledge, behaviors, people.
After graduating in Architecture at Ferrara University in 2006 she has 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 is co-founder and design director at Accurat, a data-driven research, design and innovation firm 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 / FP7 Program, United Nations Development Programme, World Food Programme, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, The Audubon Society, Adecco Group, New York Public Library, Wired / Conde Nast, The David and Lucille Packard Foundation, Hearst Communications, Popular Science, Corriere della Sera, RCS/Rizzoli Mediagroup, Rai Television, Pernod-Ricard, McCann Worldgroup, Hewlett-Packard Italia, Fineco - Unicredit Group, ING Direct Italy, Vodafone Italia, The European House - Ambrosetti, Università degli Studi - Milano Bicocca, Fiorucci, Mondadori, Zanichelli Editore, among all.
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 the PhD cum meritum in 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 on the New York Times, Wired, the Guardian, Fast Company, Popular Science, Popular Mechanics, Time Magazine, The Washington Post, Forbes, Slate, Flash Art, Art Tribune, the Daily Mail, Vogue, Vanity Fair, Hyperallergic, It's Nice that, Printmag, CoolHunting, The Creative Review, CNN Money, The Atlantic, Business Insider, the Huffington Post, Vice Magazine, Corriere della Sera, Il Post, La Stampa, Ottagono, l’Arca International, Courrier International, El Pais, among all.
and featured in recent books such 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” among all.
She spoke at the 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, MediaEvolutionConference in Malmoo, “Why Public Design?” MindLAB event in Copenaghen, Cumulus Conference in Helsinki, among all.
She lectured at the School of Visual Arts, Parsons - The New School for Design, New York University - ITP program, Columbia University, Codecademy, UCL London, Politecnico di Milano, NABA - New Academy of Fine Arts Milan, among all.
She wrote articles and essays that have been published in the 2014 “Malofiej book”, “New challenges for data design: articles & interviews”, “Le mappe del sapere”, “The Parsons Journal For Information Mapping”, “the Tafter Journal”, Tableau Blog among all.
She co-authored the book “Visualizing the data-city” Edited by Springer, 2014.
She has been interviewed by Design Boom magazine, The Future of Brands Magazine, I-Charts, the Walker Art Center, Data-stories podcast, Substratum Series, SFU Italian Design, the Legacy Project among all.
Her work won important awards: Gold Medal in Data visualization Projects and Most Beautiful Projects at the Kantar Information is beautiful awards 2015, Gold Medal for data-visualization and Special Mention for best studio at the Kantar Information is beautiful awards 2014, 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.
Her work has been exhibited at: the New York Hall of Science, The Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York, Triennale Milano, The Isreali Museum of Art, the Disnovation Festival 2015 and 2015 in Bordeaux, France; Big Bang Data Exhibition at the Somerset House in London 2015-2016.
She has been a judge for the “Kantar Information is beautiful design awards” 2014 and 2015, and for the Popular Science "15 Charts, Graphs and Maps that will Shape the Future of Information" contest 2014.
Together with data artist Stefanie Posavec, she is currently working on a year-long analog data project called Dear Data.