We are a design studio based in 45°49′44″N 09°15′39″E

focused on tailored data–driven experiences and research.

RAWGraphs


RAWGraphs is an open web tool developed at the DensityDesign Research Lab (Politecnico di Milano) to create custom vector-based visualizations on top of the amazing d3.js library by Mike Bostock. Primarily conceived as a tool for designers and vis geeks, RAW aims at providing a missing link between spreadsheet applications and vector graphics editors. Based on the svg format, visualizations can be easily edited with vector graphics applications for further refinements, or directly embedded into web pages. The project has been rewarded in 2014 at the Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards as best tool and project of the year.

credits

Mantained and developed with DensityDesign and Inmagik.

year

2013—2020

175 Joer Post


175 Joer POST is a website we designed and developed for the C2DH to retrace the history of the Entreprise des Postes et Télécommunications du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg, from its creation as an autonomous administration, on 20 August 1842, until today.

credits

Project developed with Inmagik

year

2020

BGL, l’histoire d’un siècle


“BGL: L’histoire d’un siècle” is a project we designed and developed for the C2DH to present the history of BGL BNP Paribas from its beginnings in 1919 to today, as well as its role and participation in the economy and development of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg.

credits

Project developed with Inmagik and designed with Andrea Benedetti.

year

2019

Éischte Weltkrich


“Éischte Weltkrich: Remembering the Great War in Luxembourg” is a project we designed and developed for the C2DH, the Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History at the University of Luxembourg, with the aim of addressing an important but neglected and understudied period in the country’s history. The website is designed to engage a broad base of users with varying interests and degrees of expertise. It offers four independent but interconnected modes of navigation: a thematic, story-driven mode; a digital archive; an interactive geo-referenced map and a timeline.

credits

Project developed with Inmagik.

year

2018

Cozy/Flat


Cozy/Flat is a project we developed for the exhibition TROUBLE MAKING: Who’s making the city?. The project explores through an evidentiary approach the aesthetic of the Airbnb listings found in Milan and the interface logic of the platform.

credits

A project done with Donato Ricci and òbelo.

year

2018

Chemical Youth


The everyday lives of contemporary youth are awash with chemicals to boost pleasure, moods, sexual performance, appearance and health. What do pills, drinks, sprays, powders and lotions do for youth? What effects are they seeking? How can we understand the ways chemicals affect bodies and minds? These are the research questions that drove the Chemical Youth research team. For them we have design and developed a highly interactive website to present the methods used and insights produced during their innovative, tentacular anthropological project.

credits

Project conceived and designed with Gabriele Colombo and Developed with Paolo Corti.

year

2019

Chemical Knowledge


How does knowledge about risks and potential benefits of drugs travel in Wikipedia? How is the knowledge on Wikipedia about designer drugs established? These are the two main questions we have explored through this second collaboration with Chemical Youth. The result is a website were we have collected all the visualizations, protocols and methods used in this multidisciplinary collaboration.

credits

Project conceived and designed with Gabriele Colombo.

year

2016

Visualising Erowid


The user-based online organization Erowid aims to provide unbiased information about a broad variety of psychoactive substances. Their website provides pharmacological, chemical, biomedical and botanical resources, and hosts more than 20.000 experience reports written by drug users. In order to understand the knowledge practices associated with Erowid, and their entanglements with contemporary drug use, the Chemical Youth team explored novel methods to analyze Erowid’s digital content and connect it with ethnographic expertise. The results presented provide both a glimpse into practices of reporting drug use, actual patterns of drug consumption, and the possibilities of a digitally literate anthropology.

credits

Designed with Gabriele Colombo for Chemical Youth.

year

2016

Anthropocene Observatory at ZKM


The Anthropocene Observatory, a project by Armin Linke, Territorial Agency and Anselm Franke, collects and documents practices and discourses about the formation of the Anthropocene thesis and reveal the behind-the-scenes of these processes. At the GLOBALE: Exo-Evolution exhibition at ZKM, we designed an interactive installation to allow the visitors to explore the themes and interviews collected by the Anthropocene Observatory. The visitors could interact with a visualization projected on a table and with the use of a tablet could explore the connections between the different topics and finally create their own customized video playlists.

credits

In collaboration with Donato Ricci, Robin de Mourat, Daniele Ciminieri for Anthropocene Observatory.

year

2016

Reporting from Marghera and Other Waterfronts


The exhibition curated by Stefano Recalcati for the 15th International Architecture Biennale of Venezia, is imagined as a voyage through time which starts with the analysis and reinterpretation of some of the most significant urban regeneration projects for industrial ports which have already been implemented or are currently being implemented, encouraging wide-ranging reflection on the principles and methods with which to approach and orient the complex conversion of production in Porto Marghera.

credits

In collaboration with with Stefano Recalcati (curator), Demetrio Scopelliti (curator’s assistant) and Stefano Mandato (graphic design and identity)

year

2016

Teaching and workshops


An important aspect of our work is the strong integration between research activities, commercial projects and teaching. In the last 10 years we have been involved in many teaching activities in different contexts and in different formats: universities, schools and private institutions. Our teaching activities focus is on looking at data and interfaces as a cultural and political object. Students are invited to experiment different methods and practices to approach and explore the relationship between interfaces, data and algorithms.

institutions

ISIA Urbino, CFP Bauer, ENSCI Les Ateliers, Universidade de Aveiro, Università degli studi di Milano, Data 4 Change , Digital Society School.

Results of the 2018-19 course at ISIA Urbino.

about

Calibro is a multidisciplinary design studio established in 2015 and based in Milan, Italy.

We are interested in exploring new pathways at the intersection between design, data visualization and humanities. We use the potential of data visualization and information design to provide innovative and engaging visual tools for clients, users and researchers, embracing complexity and aesthetics. In the past few years we have been involved in research, consulting and teaching activities for several public and private institutions.

For new collaborations and projects contact us at hello@calib.ro

Our areas of expertise include:
  • Data Visualization
  • Front End Development
  • Web scraping
  • Coding
  • Data refining
  • User Experience
  • Information Design
  • Mapping
  • App Development
  • Design Research
  • Visualizing Geographical Information
  • Graphic Design
  • Web Design
Job positions

Full stack developer
We are looking for a motivated full stack developer able to work in a team and follow the development of data-driven projects. You should have an experience in back-end development (Python, Node.js), database management (SQL-like DBs, MongoDB) and a good knowledge of front-end development. You will work with the most common web technologies, frameworks (React, Vue.js) and libraries (d3.js, Bootstrap).

Collaborators and Interns
We are a small studio and we like it. We always look for professionals that can join our team for specific projects or students and recent graduates that want to develop their skills in the field of data visualization, UX/UI or web development. If you are freelancer in UX/UI design, visual design, web development, data science or an independent researcher and you look for interesting projects, drop us a message.

people

Matteo Azzi
Giorgio Uboldi

office

Piazza Prealpi 3, Milano - ITALY

social

You can find us on Twitter & Facebook & Medium & Github & Behance & Telegram.

selected clients

Anthropocene Observatory, Arup, Code for Africa, Data4Change, ENSCI Les Ateliers, Hogeschool van Amsterdam, Luxembourg Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C²DH), Mozilla Foundation, PARK Associati, Sciences Po Médialab, The Outpost Magazine, University of Amsterdam, Visualizing Impact, WIRED Italy, ZKM Karlsruhe, and dotdotdot

details

VAT number: IT09323480963
Headquarter: Piazza Prealpi, 3 - 20155 Milano

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