Adventures in data visualization 2018 - Crypto Edition

Just few spots left for the summer workshop at SUPSI, 15 –19 July 2018

Adventures in data visualization is a summer workshop dedicated to explorations into the field of data visualization by means of computational design approaches and technologies. 

By accessing, creating and manipulating datasets, the participants design and develop projects that make raw data perceivable through digital or physical experiences.

By leveraging web technologies for visualization, participants will focus on creating data-driven stories and concepts on one of the most hyped financial topic: cryptocurrency.

The workshop activities are based on design and programming sessions in which participants develop a project individually or in teams. The workshop is an intensive educational course featuring hands-on activities and peer to peer learning.

During the workshop tutoring sessions and resources are provided according to the design goal of the participants’ projects. The tutoring sessions point to transfer the fundamental knowledge of web technologies, in particular, of popular software libraries such as D3.js. 
The main programming language of the workshop is javascript/D3js, but participants can choose a different prototyping platform or other web technologies depending on the goal of their project.

Evening dives into the lake of Lugano are a warmly encouraged side activity of the workshop. Participants are welcome to bring their own bath suit.

Teachers & Tutors

Fabio Franchino, @fabiofranchino 
Serena Cangiano, SUPSI, coordinator, @almostserena 
Giovanni Profeta, SUPSI, coordinator & tutor, @profeta_g 
Greta Castellana, information designer @gretacastellana 
Marco Lurati, SUPSI fablab, @fablablugano

External lecturers A group of experts will join the workshop to give online and off presentations that will enrich the learning process.  

Registration deadline and fee
450.- CHF (accommodation and food are not included). 

Deadline 10 June 2018 

Please submit your registration by filling the registration form here:

Places are limited to 20 participants.


FabLab SUPSI / MAS atelier
Campus Trevano
CH-6952 Canobbio
Ticino, Switzerland

5 days, from Sunday 15th to Thursday 19th July 2018, about 7 hours per day (35 hours).

Certificate and ECTS
Certificate of attendance and 2 ECTS.

Equipment and materials
Participants must bring their own laptop.


The summer school is an educational offer of Master of Advanced Studies in Interaction Design SUPSI and is supported by the Swiss Design Network