Born in 1988, Federica Fragapane, our featured designer of this week, studied at Politecnico di Milano, where she specialized in Information Design during her studies at Density Design Lab. She graduated with a Master of Science in Communication Design and her M.Sc. thesis was selected and published on ADI Design Index 2015 – Targa Giovani.
Federica currently works as a freelance information designer and her works have been published on “Corriere della Sera”, “Wired Italia”, “Wired Germany” and “Wired Uk”. She has also been collaborating with Accurat since 2012, specialising in Data Visualisation projects.
“I’m deeply passionate about theatre, writing and acting and I’m currently working on a project that unites these worlds and information design”, she told us. Here are the works shared with us, also available on Federica’s Visualoop profile:
Sky Map – The world as seen by a pilot | Corriere della Sera – La Lettura
A visual representation of the world, seen through the eyes of a pilot. The map has been inspired by Mark Vanhoenacker’s book “Skyfaring. A Journey with a Pilot”.
Carbon Dioxide Emissions | Corriere della Sera – La Lettura
The visualization shows the amount of annual Co2 emissions in 39 countries.
For each country have been indicated annual carbon dioxide emissions between 1992 and 2012 (kt) and renewable energy consumption (% of total final energy consumption). The countries are ordered according to instruments used for environmental policy (tax revenue in % of GDP).
Words of war – Svetlana Alexievich’s vocabulary | Corriere della Sera – La Lettura
The visualization shows the most frequent terms and their proximity in her books. For each book are indicated the 10 most frequent single terms, the 10 most frequent complex terms and their most frequent neighboring words in the text.
For each book are also indicated the linguistic features: distribution of adjectives, verbs and nouns.
It is also shown a comprehensive analysis of all the books: the most frequent words, their proximity in the text and the average linguistic characteristics. The words she communicates are so powerful and meaningful: this is why I tried to visualize the analysis keeping the focus on them.
Made in collaboration with the Institute of computational linguistics “Antonio Zampolli” and ItaliaNLP Lab.
Measuring creativity | Corriere della Sera – La Lettura
Project showing 221 artworks from 1400 to today. The works were selected from the 1,710 pieces analyzed by Ahmed Elgammal and Babak Saleh, researcher from The Art and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory at Rutgers University. The computer scientists developed an algorithm to measure the originality and influence of artworks.
For every half-century the 20 most creatives works have been selected and grouped by countries of birth/adoption of the author. For each artwork are displayed: level of creativity, size, type of work, art movement, artist, country. The 10 most creative artworks are highlighted and showed in the bottom part.
Translating worlds | Corriere della Sera – La Lettura
The visualization shows the influence of major world languages. The first 30 languages by number of translated books have been selected. The languages are ordered on x-axis by GDP per capita and on y-axis by total population speaking the language. GDP has been calculated using the data referring to the population speaking the language. Per each language are displayed: number of books translated from the language, number of books translated to the language, connection between the language and the main translation. Made in collaboration with Francesco Majno.
The planets of salaries | Corriere della Sera – La Lettura
This project shows the wage differences among executives, supervisors, clericals and workmen in Italy. Each indicator highlights the extent of the differences according to different parameters: geographic area, contract, age, company’s size, education level and economic sector. The lower part of the visualization displays three different salary bands (low salary, average salary, high salary) in different European countries.
From Vincent to Theo | Corriere della Sera – La Lettura
A visual analysis of the letters written by Vincent van Gogh to his brother Theodorus «Theo» between 1873 and 1890. For each letter has been made an automatic extraction of linguistic and domain-specific information, thanks to the collaboration with Institute of computational linguistics “Antonio Zampolli” and ItaliaNLP Lab. For each year are indicated: total number of letters, city from where the letters were written, total number of written words. The relevant terms and nouns have been extracted from each letter and the words have been grouped into 10 categories.
This analysis allows to explore the correspondence between Vincent van Gogh and his brother Theo, the topics and the flows of letters.
The catalogue of the extinct species | Corriere della Sera – La Lettura
This visualization shows the vertebrates that went extinct in the 20th century and the vertebrates that are endangered. For each extinct animal are indicated: the continent, the decade when the extinction happened and the category. For the endangered animals, are indicated: the continent, the main threats and the category.
Crime in Northern Italy – M.Sc Thesis | Federica Fragapane
Some of the visualizations created for the M.Sc Thesis – Master in Communication Design at Politecnico di Milano.
This first visualization below shows the proximity in the text regarding names and texts extracted by the paragraphs of “Direzione Nazionale Antimafia” concerning the situation in Northern Italy. Names are categorized into four typologies: names, crimes, geographical locations, other terms.
Proximity of the extracted terms is indicated by placing the elements in circumscribed groups. For each element frequency is visualized.
The next one displays the terms referring to crimes and extracted by the paragraphs of Direzione Nazionale Antimafia concerning the situation in Northern Italy. The terms have been grouped into 12 categories and visualized per city and per year.
These are the terms referring to crimes and extracted by the paragraphs of Direzione Nazionale Antimafia concerning the situation in Northern Italy. The terms have been grouped into 12 categories and visualized per city and per year. For each name are indicated: frequency in the document and tf-idf (the relevance of the term within the document).