The inside story of how scientists, designers, cognitive experts and communication specialists co-designed the key visualizations of what has been called the most important climate report of the 21st century.

Anna Pirani :: Co-designing the IPCC special report, Part 1

Angela Morelli :: Co-designing the IPCC special report, Part 2

Panel discussion :: Co-designing the IPCC special report, Part 3

In summer 2018 Christian Bjørnæs, the communication director at CICERO, the Centre for International Climate Research, got in touch to share an interesting project proposal.

Scientists Monica Bjermeland was at the end of exploring a research question whose answer would have been of interest of many, in connection with the launch of the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change 1.5°C Report.

What are the origins of the 1.5°C target?

This question became for us the opportunity of an intense journey that showed to the stakeholders involved in the project how crucial it is to co-design with scientists and to trust the…

The value of Design. Visualised.

Future Earth, the University of Tokyo and the Stockholm Resilience Centre have launched a call for Sustainable Development Goal Labs (SDG Labs) in advance of the Resilience 2017 conference and International Conference on Sustainability Science. The goal is looking for brilliant ideas with potential to make major breakthroughs on the SDGs.

Of the 331 lab proposals 21 have been selected as winning entries: 10 proposals will require fundings, 11 proposals will not require any additional funding.

IndoDesignLab’s proposal, ‘The value of Design. Visualised.’ has been selected among the 11.

The problem we will try to solve

More than 30 years ago, Charles…

The key messages from a systematic review in a concise format

In 2011 InfoDesignLab began collaborating with scientists at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health in Oslo and became a partner in the DECIDE project, which ran from January 2011 to December 2015. The project was co-funded by the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme and the objective is “to improve the dissemination of evidence-based recommendations”.

One of the outputs we worked on for five year is the interactive Summary of Findings tables, the next generation of summary of findings tables designed for a range of audiences: clinicians, policy…

“Dr. Hoenikker used to say that any scientist who couldn’t explain to an eight-year-old what he was doing was a charlatan.” Dr Breed in Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut

InfoDesignLab brought our design experience to an international collaboration of scientists, public health experts, designers, communicators and educators on Informed Health Choices, a project with the goal of empowering people to make informed decisions about their health.

Good health and well-being depends on making good choices. Making good choices, in turn, depends on our ability to access different sources of information and judge their reliability. This can be difficult when we…

The Water We Eat is the info-graphic story that allows you to discover your invisible water consumption

Ten years ago I fell in love with the concept of virtual water and I could not imagine I was going to undertake a journey full of so many encounters. I could not imagine that, from that point on, my personal and professional compasses would point so firmly in the same direction.

That journey has been a catalyst for two major discoveries: the way we use water and the power of design. I became a more conscious water-user and I became aware of how powerful information design can be in communicating data with clarity and beauty to enhance understanding.


We have spent the last 15 years providing bespoke information design support to scientists, journalists, businesses, organisations and individuals, making scientific knowledge more effective and accessible to wider audiences across many platforms. Our mission is to use information design as a force for good. We aim to create a positive impact on our society and environment by building bridges between science, decision makers, the private sector and the public.

We believe that information is powerful only if can be understood; that understanding precedes action and change; and that information design can play a unique role in explaining complexity, facilitating understanding…

We run hands-on workshops for designers and non-designers, for scientists and journalists, for businesses and organizations who work in an environment that requires presenting information in effective and creative ways.

We are experienced and charismatic public speakers and we love sharing our projects in the field of information design and data visualisation in order to build a cross-disciplinary community.

  1. We teach at Central St Martins University in London
    We are planning a new course for fall 2020
  2. We teach at DOGA, The Norwegian Centre for Design and Architecture
    We are planning a new course for September 2020
  3. We teach at…

Information Design and Data Visualisation, Centre for Design and Architecture, Oslo Ph. Therese Stigen

Where we are and when.

Future Events

Raccontare l’acqua. Design, dati e storytelling.
June 2021

Past Events

Data storytelling e processi partecipativi
May 2021 — Fondazione Golinelli e il Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia dell’Università di Bologna

Impact: A conversation
S-H-O-W, April 9, 2021

Information Design and Data Visualization workshop
DN, November 2020

On Line Pre S-H-O-W event: Rules in DataViz
September 2020

Masterclass in Information Design and Data Visualization
Centre for Design and Architecture, Oslo, September 2020

Designing for Tuesday — Kommunikasjonsdagen 2020
Clarion Hotel The Hub, Oslo, March 2020

How Information Design can contribute to the transition towards…

A colossal 92 percent of the total global water consumption is nearly all used in food production

If you have wondered if there is enough water to support a future global population of 9 billion people, the good news is that the answer is yes. But only if we eat sensibly, we don’t waste food and, most of all, we support our farmers.

When I started my fascinating journey through the world of communicating water science, I never imagined what I was about to discover.

discovery n° 1:
blue versus green

I thought there was one color for water: blue. But water scientists tell you that there are two: blue and green.

Blue water is the water in rivers, streams, lakes, underground reservoirs…

angela morelli

Co-founder, CEO, Information Designer, Info-Activist, Lecturer, Science Communicator, YGL-WEF|

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