DensityDesign is a research lab at the Design Department in Politecnico di Milano, Italy. Our research revolves around information visualisation, tackling the design challenges arising from the visual representation of social and cultural phenomena. 

We develop research through a data-mediated approach, using data as an artifact to be constructed, represented, and critiqued through visualization and coding. Our research revolves mainly, but not exclusively, around the digital: from inquiries on digital technologies to the development of open-source tools that support research and design.

Alongside our research efforts, teaching activities in Politecnico di Milano help us form new practitioners and designers that tackle data-mediated design problems.


Politecnico di Milano
Design Department

Design Research Lab


Via Giuseppe Candiani, 72
20158 Milano – IT

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T +39 02 2399 7808