Hi, my name is Giorgio Caviglia and I am a designer with 10+ years of experience in building digital products.

I am Principal Designer at Trifacta, building tools for data preparation. Before that, I have been a designer, researcher, consultant and teacher at several international instutions, such as Stanford University, Politecnico di Milano, Accurat, ISIA Urbino, IULM Milan. I have a MSc in Communication Design and a PhD in Design from the Politecnico di Milano (Italy).

My work has received awards and recognition worldwide (Fast Company Innovation By Design Awards, Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards, Malofiej) and it has been featured in numerous venues and publications (Fast Company, ACM SIGGRAPH, Taschen, Gestalten, WIRED Magazine, Springer, MIT, Harvard University, Stanford University, O'Reilly Strata, École Normale Supérieure Paris, MediaLAB Prado Madrid,...).


Rendgen, A., Wiedemann, J. Understanding the World: The Atlas of Infographics. Köln, Taschen (2014)

Visual.ly (July 25, 2014)
Five Data Visualization Tools Focused on Design link

Wired Italia, n. 60 (March 2014)
La Task Force dell'Infodesign

Datavisualization.ch, Selected Tools (2014)
RAW link

Meirelles, I. Design for Information: An Introduction to the Histories, Theories, and Best Practices Behind Effective Information Visualizations. Rockport Publishers (2013)

The Why Axis (November 5, 2013)
Add Raw to Your Roster of Visualization Tools link

Gizmodo (October 10, 2013)
Raw Lets You Create Data Visualizations From Spreadsheets in a Snap link

FlowingData (October 8, 2013)
Raw, a tool to turn spreadsheets to vector graphics link

Gigaom (October 8, 2013)
New tool lets you visualize just about anything in 5 minutes (maybe less) link

Visual.ly (October 7, 2013)
RAW: A Data Visualization Tool Built for Designers link

Malofiej 20. Pamplona: The Society for News Design – SND (2013)

Antoniou, A., Klanten, R., Ehmann, H., Hellige, H. A Map of the World: The World According to Illustrators and Storytellers. Gestalten (2013)

Lima, M., Visual Complexity: Mapping Patterns of Information. Princeton Architectural Press (2013)

Rendgen S., Wiedermann, J. Information Graphics. Köln, Taschen (October 7, 2012)

IdN Extra 07: Infographics – Designing Data Systems Design Ltd (Hong Kong, China) (2012)

Data Visualization. Do/Work publishing (Shangai, China) (2012)

Speaking with Graphics: Information Design/Infographics. Tsinghua University Press (Beijing, China) (2012)

Malofiej 19. Pamplona: The Society for News Design – SND (2012)

GeoCity Smart City - International Information Design Beijing Design Week 2012. Curated by CMoDA (China Millennium Monument Museum of Digital Arts) (2012)

Fast Company (July 7, 2011)
Fineo Creates Tufte-Worthy Diagrams With Just A Few Clicks link

Le nuove frontiere della data visualization. Nova24 - Il Sole 24 Ore (May 12, 2011)

User-Friendly Diagrams. Pie International Inc. (Tokyo, Japan) (2010)

Klanten, R., Ehmann, S., Bourquin, N., Tissot, T. Data Flow 2: Visualizing Information in Graphic Design. Gestalten (2010)

DesignBoom (December 15, 2009)
City Murmur link

Infosthetics.com (August 8, 2009)
SIGGRAPH'09: Citymurmur New Orleans link

DataVisualization.ch (January 15, 2009)
City Murmur link

Berton, G. Data Flow: Visualizing Information in Graphic Design. THAMES & HUDSON (2009)

FlowingData (December 2, 2008)
Visualization Projects from Database City – Visualizar’08 link


Finalist, Data Visualization, Innovation By Design Awards, Fast Company (New York, NY), 2015

Most Beautiful, Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards (London, UK), 2014

Gold, Tools, Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards (London, UK), 2014

Silver Medal, Portfolio, Malofiej 21, Society for News Design (Pamplona, Spain), 2013

Silver Medal, Portfolio, Malofiej 20, Society for News Design (Pamplona, Spain), 2012

Bronze Medal, Features, Malofiej 20, Society for News Design (Pamplona, Spain), 2012

Best Dynamic/Interactive visualization, Data in Sight, Swissnex (San Francisco, CA), 2011

Best Paper Award, VizSec 2011 (Pittsburg, PA), 2011


Caviglia, G., Uboldi, G. (2015). Information Visualizations and Interfaces in the Humanities. In Bihanic, D. (ed.), New Challenges for Data Design: Articles & Interviews, London: Springer-Verlag. link

Caviglia, G., Ricci, D., Ciuccarelli, P. (2010). Dust. La multidimensionalità del dato e la sua visualizzazione. In Bertola, P. & Maffei, S. (Eds.) Design Research Maps. Milano: Maggioli.

Quaggiotto, M., Ricci, D., Scagnetti, G., Caviglia, G., Guido, D., Graffieti, M., Granados Lopez, S. (2010). New maps from the media-city. CityMurmur as a tool for the visualization of urbanspace. In Khaldoun Zreik (Ed.), Nouvelles cartographies, nouvelles villes (HyperUrbain.2). Paris: Europia Productions. link

Caviglia, G., Edelstein, D., Coleman, N. (2016). Idiographic Network Visualizations. In Leonardo, 49, MIT Press. link

Azzi, M., Caviglia, G., Ricci, D., Ciuccarelli, P., Bontempi, L., Bonetti, E. (2011). Dust: A Visualization Tool Supporting Parents’ School Choice Evaluation Process. In Parsons Journal for Information Mapping, 3 (4). link

Mauri, M., Elli, T., Caviglia, G., Uboldi, G., and Azzi, M. (2017). RAWGraphs: A Visualisation Platform to Create Open Outputs. In Proceedings of the 12th Biannual Conference on Italian SIGCHI Chapter (p. 28:1–28:5). New York, NY, USA: ACM. link

Magni, G., Ciuccarelli, P., Uboldi, G., and Caviglia, G. (2015). BORDERS. Visual analysis of Cinema’s inner dynamics and evolutions. A case study based on the Internet Movie Database. In C. Coletta, S. Colombo, P. Magaudda, A. Mattozzi, L.L. Parolin and L. Rampino (eds.), A Matter of Design. Proceedings of the V STS Italia Conference 2014, STS Italia Publishing, Milan, Italy. link

Antonelli, F., Azzi, M., Balduini, M., Ciuccarelli, P., Della Valle, E., Larcher, R., Dell’Aglio, D. and Caviglia, G. (forthcoming). City Sensing: Visualising Mobile and Social Data about a City Scale Event. In Proceedings of Advanced Visual Interfaces (AVI 2014), May 27-30, 2014, Como, Italy.

Caviglia, G., Ciuccarelli, P., Coleman, N. (2014). Communication Design and Digital Humanities. Visualizations and Interfaces for Humanities Research. In Diversity: design/humanities. Proceedings of the fourth International Forum for Design as a Process. September 19-22, Belo Horizonte-MG, Brazil. EdUEMG (Editora da Universidade do Estado de Minas Gerais).

Pellegrini, V., Caviglia, G., Ciuccarelli, P. (2013). Minerva: an Information Visualization Tool to Support Philosophical Historiography. In Ceccarelli, N. (ed.), 2CO Communicating Complexity Conference Proceedings, October 2013. Alghero, Italy. Edizioni Nuova Cultura, Roma. link

Ciuccarelli P., Lupi G., Eynard D., Manfredini, F., Matteucci,. M., Caviglia, G., Dilda, P., Marfia, F., Azzi, M. (2013). Telltale: Visualizing the Use and Perception of Cities Through Digital Traces. In Morello, E., & Piga, B.E.A. (eds.), EAEA11 2013. Envisioning Architecture: Design, Evaluation, Communication. Edizioni Nuova Cultura, Roma. link

Uboldi, G., Caviglia, G., Coleman, N., Heymann, S., Mantegari, G., Ciuccarelli, P. (2013). Knot: an Interface for the Study of Social Networks in the Humanities. In Proceedings of the Biannual Conference of the Italian Chapter of SIGCHI (CHItaly '13). ACM, New York, NY, USA, Article 15, 9 pages. link

Roveta, F., Di Mario, L., Maggi, F., Caviglia, G., Zanero, S., Ciuccarelli, P. (2011). BURN: Baring Unknown Rogue Networks. In Proceedings of VizSec 2011, July 2011. Pittsburg, PA, USA (pp. 1-10) [Best Paper Award]. link

Valsecchi, F., Ricci, D., Caviglia, G., Ciuccarelli, P. (2010). The DensityDesign lab: communication design experiments among complexity and sustainability. In Lou, Y. & Zhu, X. (eds.), Proceedings Cumulus Conference “Young Creators for Better City and Better Life” (pp. 179-186), Shanghai, Tongji University, China, September 2010. link

Masud, L., Valsecchi, F., Ciuccarelli, P., Ricci, D., & Caviglia, G. (2010). From Data to Knowledge. Visualizations as transformation processes within the Data-Information-Knowledge continuum. In E. Banissi, S. Bertschi, R. Burkhard, J. Counsell, M. Dastbaz, M. Eppler, C. Forsell, et al., (eds.) Information Visualisation IV 2010 14th International Conference (pp. 445–449). IEEE. link

Valsecchi, F., Ciuccarelli, P., Ricci, D., Caviglia, G. (2010). A Didactical Framework to Experiment the Potential of Visual Languages in Engaging Social Complexity. In David Durling, Rabah Bousbaci, Lin-Lin Chen, Philippe Gauthier, Tiiu Poldma, Seymour Rowoth-Stokes and Erik Stolterman (Eds.), Proceedings DRS2010 - Design & Complexity, Montreal: 7 - 9 July, 2010. link


Le mappe del sapere – Visual data di arti, nuovi linguaggi, diritti: l’infografica ridisegna le conoscenze. Triennale di Milano (Milan, Italy), November 14 - December 14, 2014

The Art of Networks. Foosaner Art Museum (Melbourne FL, USA), March 9 - April 8, 2012

1906–2015 / Verso Expo Milano 2015. Triennale di Milano (Milan, Italy), February 5 - 27, 2011

An Italy of Innovators. Expo 2010 Shanghai, Italian Pavillion (Shanghai, China), June 24 - 29, 2010

I De Agostini e la Cartografia - Centoventi anni di Cartografia in Italia. Politecnico di Milano, Campus Bovisa (Milan, Italy), February 27 - March 27, 2010

SiGGRAPH 09 - The 36th International Conference and Exhibition on Computer Graphics and Interactive Tecniques. Ernest N. Morial Convention Center / Emerging Technologies Pavillion (New Orleans LA, USA), August 3 - 7, 2009

Visualizar 08 - Database City. Medialab Prado (Madrid, Spain), November 3 - 18, 2008

Invited Talks and Demos

Le projet Mapping the Republic of Letters: Palladio un nouvel outil proposé au chercheur pour explorer ses données. Atelier DigitHUm 2014, Ecole normale supérieure de Paris (Paris, France), October 2, 2014

Mapping the Republic of Letters: les pratiques de cartographie comme instruments heuristiques pour les humanités numériques. Les fabriques cartographiques contemporaines: de la modélisation aux pratiques empiriques? Université Rennes 2 (Rennes, France), June 2014

Idiographic Network Visualizations: Bringing the Construction and the Manipulation of Network Graphs Up Front. Arts, Humanities, and Complex Networks. 5th Leonardo satellite symposium at NetSci2014, University of California, Berkeley, June 3, 2014

Palladio. Harvard metaLAB’s OpenLab, Arts@29Garden (Cambridge, MA), April 23, 2014

Humanities + Design: A Laboratory Model for Humanistic Research. Design and the Digital Humanities, 55th M/MLA Annual Convention: “Art and Artifice” (Milwaukee, WI), November 7, 2013

Palladio. Hestia2@Stanford: Visualizing Complex Networks, Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (CESTA), Stanford University (Stanford, CA)., November 4-5, 2013

Design and the Digital Humanities: so near, so far. New Perspectives New Technologies 2 - Digital Humanities: a Dialogue between Visual Arts and Sciences. Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Auditorium Santa Margherita (Venice, Italy), October 15, 2013

Dealing with Uncertainty, Instability and Uniqueness. Visualizing Uncertainty and Complexity Workshop, Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (CESTA), Stanford University, (Stanford, CA), May 29, 2013

Design Research Theory and Methods. Early Modern Time & Networks, Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (CESTA), Stanford University (Stanford, CA), August 15, 2012

Digital Humanities Data Visualization. San Francisco State University (San Francisco, CA), August 31, 2011

Visualization, the Eye of History. Stanford Humanities Center (SHC), Stanford University, (Stanford, CA), May 3, 2011

Interaction Models for Exploring Uncertainty. Mapping the Republic of Letters, Fondazione Giorgio Cini (Venice, Italy), March 16, 2011

The Shape of the Media-City. humanities + digital. Visual Interpretation Conference. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA), May 20, 2010

CityMurmur. Innovate 2009 - Virginia Educational Technology Conference. Virginia Tech and Virginia Department of Education (Richmond, VA), October 29, 2009

CityMurmur. Innovation Circus (Milan, Italy), October 11, 2009

CityMurmur. Emerging Technologies, SiGGraph09, (New Orleans, LA), August 3-7, 2009

Murmur. Visualizar’08: Database City, Medialab-Prado (Madrid, Spain), November, 2008

Undo. Errori e Imprevedibilità nella Tipografia Digitale. TeachMe3: Comunicare l’oggetto. IUAV Università di Venezia, Facoltà di Design e Arte (Venice, Italy), September 30, 2006