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Demystifying Data Visualization

Join us for a Design Museum LIVE virtual event on understanding and utilizing data visualization in our everyday lives.
Three Women in Conversation and Smiling

“We live in an age of Big Data. If we’re going to understand our complex world, one powerful way is to graph it.” – Clive Thompson

No matter what you do, data is at the center of it. From apps and websites to public health and the economy, everything runs on data, and it’s more important than ever that we learn how to understand it.

Join us on Thursday, January 27, 12-1:30 pm ET for this Design Museum LIVE event on demystifying data visualization with Paolo Ciuccarelli, Professor of Design and Founding Director at Center for Design; Giorgia Lupi, Partner at Pentagram; and Artist Nathalie Miebach.

Design Museum LIVE is a monthly event series for Design Museum Everywhere members. Each event begins with a way to wake up and engage your design mind, followed by conversations with leading designers, panel discussions, interviews, live streams, or workshops.

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Paolo Ciuccarelli
Architect and Communication Designer, Paolo Ciuccarelli is Professor of Design at Northeastern after twenty years at Politecnico di Milano in Italy. At Politecnico he coordinated the Communication Design program (BSc and MSc), has been member of the board at the PhD in Design and he founded the DensityDesign Research Lab, an award winning laboratory for data visualization and information design. Paolo’s research focuses on the design transformations that help making sense of data and information to improve decision making processes, especially with non experts stakeholders and for controversial complex social issues where he’s also experimenting on the role of rhetorics and visual poetry for a deeper engagement. He also works in developing tools and methods to understanding the evolution of the design discipline in the frame of a meta-design approach.

Giorgia Lupi
Giorgia Lupi is an information designer and Partner at the international design consultancy Pentagram. In her practice, she challenges the impersonality of data, designing engaging visual narratives that reconnect numbers to what they stand for: stories, people, ideas.

Nathalie Miebach
Nathalie Miebach explores the intersection of art and science by translating scientific data related to meteorology, ecology and oceanography into woven sculptures and musical scores and installations. She is the recipient of numerous awards and residencies, including a Pollock-Krasner Award, TED Global Fellowship, Virginia A. Groot Foundation Grant, and two Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowships. Her work has been shown in the US, Canada, Europe and Australia and has been reviewed by publications spanning fine arts, design, and technology. She lives in Boston.  

Jan 27 • 12:00pm – 1:30pm

Video Webinar

Webinar, Instructions

All times are Eastern Time.

Free for members; registration required.


Paolo Ciuccarelli

Paolo Ciuccarelli

Founding Director,
Center for Design

Giorgia Lupi

Giorgia Lupi


Nathalie Miebach

Nathalie Miebach


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What To Expect

12:00pmET • Event begins

Login via the event page on Eventbrite. We’ll kick things off with news and a welcome from the Design Museum, then dive into the conversation.

1:00pmET • Questions & Answers

We’ll leave time towards then end for your questions, submitted via Q&A window, and you can even ask your questions live (we’ll unmute you) — we’ll get to as many questions as possible.

1:30pmET • Live recording event ends

Thanks for joining us! The episode will air on all podcast channels in a few weeks.

Design Museum LIVE is our ongoing series of virtual events featuring talks and conversations with design thought leaders around the world. We’re bringing together a global community around design impact using interactive live streams and webinars to share design stories, demonstrations, and actionable knowledge. Join us as we bring the Design Museum directly to your screen, online for all to participate in and enjoy!