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

focused on tailored data–driven experiences and research.

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.


Project developed with Inmagik.


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.


A project done with Donato Ricci and òbelo.

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.


Designed with Gabriele Colombo for Chemical Youth.


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.


Mantained and developed with DensityDesign and Inmagik.

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.


Designed with Gabriele Colombo for Chemical Youth.

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.


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


The GOGOGO project is the result of a data sprint that was held from 12 - 26 November 2016 in Amsterdam. The aim was to log customer journeys of people on the Knowledge Mile: the area that runs from the Nieuwmarkt to the Amstel train station. The data sprint was organized by the Citizen Data Lab, in collaboration with the Media Information and Communication programme of the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, Calibro, and Dutch Railways (NS). 300+ students participated to collect over 206 routes, more than 94,000 unique data entries and over 98 hours of logged route data.


In collaboration with Citizen Data Lab.

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.


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

Seven days of carsharing in Milan

In the last few years, many cities around the world have been making big changes in terms of mobility. The rise and growth of many carsharing services has been an important factor in changing the way people move inside the city. Visualizing and analyzing data from carsharing services and other forms of urban mobility allows for a better understanding of how the city is used and helps to discover the most prominent mobility patterns. During our work at Density Design, we created a website to visualize these patterns by exploring the data collected over the span of one week from one of the main carsharing services in Milan called Enjoy.


Designed during our experience at DensityDesign.


PARK Mapp is a guide to modern and contemporary architecture in Milan, curated by Park Associati, an Architecture and Design Studio based in Milan. The app explores a selection of iconic pieces of architecture allowing the user to discover unexpected places around Milan. Besides architecture and design, there are also suggestions on the most exciting locations for food, drinks, shops, cultural spaces and insiders’ tips, offered in the ‘lifestyle’ section of the app personally curated by PARK Associati employees and friends.


In collaboration with Daniele Ciminieri and Marwa Boukarim.

Editorial Projects

Besides our love for pixels, we also like print. Some of our recent work includes data visualizations and infographics for magazines such as Corriere della Sera, Wired and The Outpost.

Teaching and workshops

An important aspect of our work is the strong integration between research activities, commercial projects and teaching. Together with our research partners at DensityDesign and Science Po, we’ve had the possibility to teach and assist in different courses and workshops. During these courses we focus mainly on the interaction between the digital realm, data visualization and humanities, developing new conceptual tools and methodologies. In the last few years we have taught at Politecnico di Milano, ENSCI Les Ateliers, Universidade de Aveiro, Digital Methods Initiative and Beirut Design Week, just to name a few.


Most of our teaching activities have been done in collaboration with Donato Ricci and DensityDesign.


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 technoligies, frameworks (React, Vue.js) and libraries (d3.js, Bootstrap).

We are looking for students and recent graduates that want to develop their skills in the field of data visualization, UX/UI or web development. You will join us for a period of 3-6 months and work on different types of projects.

We are a small studio and we like it. We always look for professionals and collaborators that can join our team for specific projects. 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.


Matteo Azzi
Giorgio Uboldi


Piazza Prealpi 3, Milano - ITALY


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


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