Archive for the “Infovis” Category


Thursday, July 10th, 2008

, originally uploaded by densitydesign.

DRM research shows how research in design can be an effective tool in producing innovation in many strategic fields in the national system, but in general also for contemporary economies, beyond the common stereotypes which accompany the view of this discipline. This awareness must guide the actors of research and the institutions they must sustain in order to enter a more structured course of actions, most of all integrated at an international level. A DRM platform extended to Europe can certainly be a useful tool in increasing this awareness.

Pizza (Pie) Chart

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

Pizza (Pie) Chart
, originally uploaded by densitydesign.

Each election period reminds us that magazines and newspapers are playing a fundamental role in the evolution of infographics as a diffused and common (public) language.

Infographics are more and more used not only to communicate data and information, but also to produce eye-catching, evocative illustrations, to be shown in magazine covers. It happens sometimes that the evocative purpose prevails on the informative one, like in the n.1041 of the “Il Venerdì”, a weekly supplement-magazine of the “La Repubblica”, one of the major italian newspaper.

Election Day

Sunday, April 13th, 2008

election day
, originally uploaded by densitydesign.

Density Design (GS+DR) is returning officer and secretary in one of the polling station during the italian election day 2008.
The compulsive obsession for graphs and diagrams led us to draw this…

Biomapping Cities

Thursday, January 17th, 2008

Christian Nold thinks we should pay more attention to how… more

Modalità semiosiche

Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

Icona, Indice e Simbolo non sono solo “tre tipi di segni”. Sono innanzitutto tre modalità semiosiche. La semiosi, il passaggio dall’Oggetto Dinamico alla Rappresentazione segnica, e da qui all’Interpretante, è un processo (ad esempio di trasformazione, di traduzione, di correlazione e di stabilizzazione delle correlazioni, ecc.) e tale processo è appunto caratterizzato da tre modalità:


Wednesday, January 16th, 2008

A set of graphic visualizzation about the movie Memento by Christopher Nolan (2000).
The film’s events unfold in two separate, alternating narratives—one in color, and the other in black and white. Leonard’s investigation is depicted in five-minute color sequences that are in reverse chronological order. As each scene begins, Leonard has just lost his recent memories, leaving him unaware of where he is or what he was doing. The scene ends just after its events fade from his memory. The black and white sections are told in chronological order, showing Leonard conversing with an anonymous phone caller in a motel room. By the film’s end, the two narratives converge into a single color sequence.

Hans Rosling: Debunking third-world myths

Monday, January 14th, 2008

The graphic design can be much better, but this talk… more

Combloux (inspirations)

Sunday, January 13th, 2008

Combloux, originally uploaded by densitydesign.

A visual artifact from 1928. A picture catched in a restaurant: even eating typical food the Density eye is always looking for complexity! Quite similar (in the approach) to some of the new maps of our Density laboratory course (i.e. Cinema, Media and Hospitals).

Density: a brief definition

Friday, January 11th, 2008

After four years, the time is ripe to reveal the… more

Chemical Atlas

Thursday, December 20th, 2007

Chemical Atlas, inserito originariamente da densitydesign.

Some nice infographics from ‘Chemical Atlas or The Chemistry of Familiar Objects’ by Edward Livingston Youmans (1855) at Strasbourg Universities.