ACCURAT - Information design
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Accurat is a global data-driven research,
design and innovation firm,
with offices in Milan and New York.

services

We help our clients understand, communicate and leverage their data assets
through static and interactive data visualizations, interfaces and analytical
tools that provide comprehension, insight and engagement.

Discovery
Analysis
Visualization
Experience
We work side by side with our clients in uncovering high value data assets and leverage their potential as strategic resources.
We employ out multi-faceted team of researchers, designers and developers in processing information and building analytical tools that provide access to data-driven insights.
We design the visual abstractions - such as infographics, static and interactive data visualizations and visual reports - that help understand and communicate our clients' data both within their organization and to their stakeholders.
We design and develop state-of-the-art digital interfaces for engaging data-driven experiences on web and mobile.
We coordinated a large-scale (> € 1M) R&D project funded by the FP7 programme of the EU harvesting geo-referenced social media content to extract patterns of use and perform spatial analyses in support of urban policy and commercial assessment
We worked for 2 years with a large US financial services company (Fortune 100) in designing and developing a software tool to monitor events, detect anomalies and build visual reports in their vast (> 400k hosts) worldwide hardware network.
We worked with the economists and researchers at the United Nations Development Programme in the creation of the Human Development Report 2014, designing all the charts, diagrams and data-visualizations as well as all the communication material that was launched in Tokyo by Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
For the Italian direct multichannel bank Fineco we designed multiple highly visual interfaces for internal and customer-facing web and mobile applications, that helped their users easily access financial information, personal asset and portfolio management and trading operations.
We worked for 2 consecutive years with The European House - Ambrosetti, a leading Italian management consulting firm, in supporting and integrating the research projects they presented at the Villa D’Este Forum in Cernobbio with data-driven knowledge.
We curated a 14-pages cover story for Wired with our in-depth analysis of the numbers and players of the online porn market, uncovering patterns, relations and evolution over time of one of the most important online industries in the world.
We designed and developed an interactive web application for a large British financial services company (fortune 100) that allows their professional and private stakeholders to visually explore and compare the results of an extensive pan-European market research.
For TIM (Telecom Italia Mobile) we designed and developed Peninsula Hotel, an innovative web magazine that combines video interviews and visual data to tell the stories of talented professionals who are redefining what "Made in Italy" means.
For a private ICT venture we conducted an extensive field research, gathering and analyzing quantitative and qualitative data on information flows within multiple hospital wards, that lead to a data-informed UX design for healthcare software solutions.
For Popular Science we analyzed the contents of a database of over 12 million scholarly articles, visually investigating how fast different scientific disciplines advanced over the years based on an extensive network mapping of citation patterns.
Wired, Fast Company, Popular Science, Corriere della Sera, Popular Mechanics and numerous other international publications featured our data-journalism work and original data-visualizations, and we curated for 2 years the whole content production on ING Direct Italy’s online magazine VoceArancio, writing and designing daily and weekly infographics and videos to engage the bank's prospect clients on its values.
In collaboration with the first Italian woman astronaut, Samantha Cristoforetti, we ideated, designed and developed an interactive web-experience that connects users from all over the world with her, during her 6-months-long mission orbiting the earth on the International Space Station.

our clients

selected work

Friends in Space
Friends in Space is the first social network that extends beyond Earth. A six-month long open window to join astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti in her expedition to the ISS.
Explore on project's website
Read about it on Medium
Peninsula Hotel
Peninsula Hotel tells the stories of the craftmans, designers and professionals who are re-inventing the idea of “Made in Italy”.
Explore on project's website
Explore on Behance
FastCo IBD Conference
Amazon's data comes to life in these visualizations designed for the 2014 Fast Company Innovation by Design Conference in New York.
Explore on Behance
La Lettura / Corriere della Sera
Experimental visual storytelling on the cultural supplement of Corriere della Sera.
Explore on Behance
Hi-res on Flickr in Italian / English
Buy prints on Society6
Visualizing painters' lives
Painting stories with data on painters' lives.
Explore on Behance
Hi-res on Flickr
Buy prints on Society6
Sleep Habits
Writers’ sleep habits and productivity, with Maria Popova and Wendy MacNaughton
Explore on Behance / brainpickings.org
Buy prints on Society6
The Startup Universe / Visual.ly
An interactive visual guide to startups, founders & venture capitalists, in collaboration with Visual.ly
Explore on Visual.ly / Behance
NextAtlas
Design and development of a web analytics application for data-driven inspiration.
Explore on Behance
Coming soon on nextatlas.com
Sento
Design and development of a social media conversation monitoring web application.
Explore on Behance
Coming soon on sentoapp.com
UN Human Development Report 2014
Information design for the annual report of the United Nations Development Programme.
Explore on Behance
The launch on undp.org
Pig Data / Wired Italia
A 14-pages data-viz feature for the Italian edition of Wired on the numbers behind the market of online porn worldwide.
Explore on Flickr
A shift in nuclear powers
Visualizing nuclear reactors all over the world and their lifetime for Popular Science.
Explore on Flickr
Explore on popsci.com
Audubon Society 2013 Annual Report
Data driven maps and visualization on migrating patterns and sightings.
Download the Report on audubon.org
Explore on Behance / Hi-res on Flickr
How long do we think it's true?
Visualizing the longevity of scientific publications on Popular Science.
Explore on Behance
Explore on popsci.com
Factr
Design and development of a news and data aggregator that combines your own expertise and that of peers you trust.
Explore on Behance
Coming soon on factr.com
The European House - Ambrosetti
Information design for a case study report on Poste Italiane and the Digital Agenda.
Download the report on ambrosetti.eu
Explore on Behance
Docto
Research and design of a digital tool that eases access and sharing of information in the healthcare industry.
Explore on Behance
A slice for everyone
20 years of corruption, visualized slice by slice.
McCann World Group / Fiorucci
Explore on Behance
Bronze Lion at Cannes 2013
Selling at Sundance
Independent films market visualized on Bright Ideas Magazine.
Explore on Behance
Read on Indiewire
*UrbanSensing
A research project on social media and the perception of cities.
Explore on the project's website
Geographies of time
Representing new neighborhoods and spontaneous geographies in the social media city.
Explore on Flickr
Read on The Atlantic
Pleens
Design and development of a mobile app that links people, emotions, stories and places.
Start recording your "love-ins"
How small is small?
Comparing very small sizes on the printed edition of Popular Mechanics magazine.
Explore on popularmechanics.com
How many angles?
Multiple stories with a singular dataset
Workshop @ Eyeo Festival 2013.
Explore on mini-site

team & collaborators

Founders
Team
Collaborators
Giorgia Lupi
Gabriele Rossi
Managing director Linkedin Profile
Simone Quadri
Managing director Linkedin Profile
Marco Bernardi
Information designer Linkedin Profile
Marwa Boukarim
Information designer Linkedin Profile
Marco Chiappone
Software developer intern Linkedin Profile
Davide Ciuffi
Content manager
Stefania Guerra
Information designer Linkedin Profile
Giovanni Egeo Marchi
Visual designer
Alex Piacentini
Information designer Linkedin Profile
Tommaso Renzini
Information designer
Marco Vettorello
Chief technology officer Linkedin Profile
Federica Fragapane
Information designer Linkedin Profile
Michele Graffieti
Francesco Majno
Information designer Linkedin Profile
Glauco Mantegari
Data scientist and analyst Linkedin Profile
Pietro Guinea Montalvo
Information designer Linkedin Profile
Marco Prandina
Data scientist Linkedin Profile

press

Articles
Books
Brainpickings 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6
by Maria Popova
Fast Company 1 / 2 / 3
Co.Design / Co.Create
Creative Review
by Rachel Steven
The Functional Art 1 / 2
by Alberto Cairo
PopSci 1 / 2 / 3 / 4
by Colin Lecher, Katie Peek, Jessie Geoffray
Future Tense column
Exp.Lore 1 / 2
by Maria Popova
interview to Giorgia Lupi
interview to the team
interview to Giorgia Lupi
interview to Giorgia Lupi
interview to Giorgia Lupi
by Naomi Robbins
The Atlantic 1 / 2
by E. Zuckerman, E. Badger
by Gareth Cook and Nate Silver - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014
by Steven Heller - Thames and Hudson, 2014
by Sandra Rendgen - Taschen, 2014
by Andrew Losowsky, S. Ehmann and R. Klanten - Gestalten, 2013
by James Ball and Valentina D'Efilippo - Collins, 2013
by Jaime Serra - SND, 2014
Parsons Journal for Information Mapping, Oct 2012

awards

Bronze Lion
Category - Direct
Visual Communication
Professional Notable
Gold & Studio Award
Category - Data Visualization
Bronze Medal
Category - Portfolios
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