Beyond Visualization: Designing Experiences with Data. An Interview with Professor Paolo Ciuccarelli (Density Design Lab)

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Paolo Ciuccarelli
Francesca Valsecchi

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How visualizations are created? How data becomes meaningful? What does it mean that visualizations are knowledge tools? What is the design practice of a research lab in visualization? Professor Paolo Ciuccarelli talks in this interview about the ten years of experience of DensityDesign, a research lab at Politecnico di Milano devoted to the visual representation of complexity through the production of diagrams that offer visual narratives and analytics of social, organizational, and urban phenomena. Through examples and reflections, Ciuccarelli analyses the role of data visualization in current design practice, pointing out some insights on how, and mostly why, visualizations are devices for cognitive exploration of complex phenomena.


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Ciuccarelli, P., & Valsecchi , F. (2016). Beyond Visualization: Designing Experiences with Data. An Interview with Professor Paolo Ciuccarelli (Density Design Lab). Diseña, (10), 42-56. https://doi.org/10.7764/disena.10.42-56
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Author Biographies

Paolo Ciuccarelli, Politecnico di Milano, Faculty of Design

 

Associate Professor at Politecnico di Milano, he teaches at the Faculty of Design in the Communication Design master's degree. Head of the Communication Design Research group and member of the Design PhD board, both at Politecnico di Milano – Design Department. He’s founder and scientific coordinator of POLIteca, the Design Knowledge Centre of Politecnico di Milano.

Francesca Valsecchi , Tongji University College of Design and Innovation

B. A. in Fine Arts, Politecnico di Milano. Master in Fine Arts, Politecnico di Milano. PhD, Politecnico di Milano. Assistant Professor Tongji University College of Design and Innovation.