Giorgia Lupi: “Visual designs should balance convention and novelty”

“Nobels no degrees” by Accurat

Information designer Giorgia Lupi, founder and design director at Accurat looks for visual metaphors in music notations and architectural drawings. Her goal is to replicate that “digested beauty” in composition with data and find the right balance between innovative approaches and conventional visual keys. In this interview, Giorgia told us about her workflows and the works she is especially proud…

Gregor Aisch: ‘Journalists need to overcome their fear of hackers’

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Interactive visualizations and infographics are gaining popularity in the media. More and more journalists get interested in doing data-driven stories on their own or with help of developers. So what do aspiring data journalists need to know, what do they need to keep in mind when working with developers, how much programming do journalists actually need…

How to evaluate infographics

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I’ve just taken an online course “Introduction to Infographics and Data Visualization” offered by the Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas and directed by Alberto Cairo who teaches Information Graphics and Visualization at the School of Communication at the University of Miami. The course was a great start into the world of visual storytelling. I would encourage everyone to…