PUBLISHING PUBLISHING

We develop news games, graphics and visualizations for press and online outlets, mixing news reporting, analysis and audience’s engagement.
The main ingredient is studying in advance which are the news that keep the audience’s attention in a certain moment. But we don’t focus only on current affairs: our visualizations are able to transmit complex issues, making data attractive and viral. Analysing data is also useful to build reportages and inquiries, drawing news out of files and records.

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BUSINESS BUSINESS

We create visualizations that help business to communicate better data and information both for internal and external communication. We can tell the story of a company, the competitors’ features or good and bad of a specific market, always by an infographic that makes life easier for managers. As well it catches customers’ attention when the aim is to advertising a product, a service or a brand.

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No-profit NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS

We help nonprofit organizations to collect, analyze and display data about their own activities. In this way, you can improve your communication, create significant contents and plan out effective strategies and advocacy campaigns.
That’s why data, if well showed, can help to change the world.

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Viz&Chips

A team of journalists, developers, data analysts and designers
that processes data to create visualizations served with salt, pepper and homemade sauces.

Viz&Chips
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ABOUT

We are a team of creatives eager for data.
We pick them fresh and transform them in infographics, data viz and games: easy, informative and engaging.

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ABOUT

ABOUT

Viz&Chips is a team of journalists, web developers, data analysts and graphic designers that processes data to create visualizations served with salt, pepper and homemade sauces.
We met in a coworking space in Turin, Northern Italy: here we decided to take part to a data journalism contest, organized by the newspaper La Stampa together with Google Italia. Our team won the competition and we understood that when the cooks’ creativity meets the head waiters’ pragmatism, a wonderful dinner is guaranteed.
Data driven journalism offers us the opportunity of joining our passions and skills to tell stories that otherwise couldn’t reach the audience. We do it with traditional recipes created by experts like Paul Bradshaw, Simon Rogers and Alberto Cairo, but also through new and imaginative experimentations that come from our expertise in the fields of journalism, computer science and data visualization.

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WHAT WE DO

WHAT WE DO

In our kitchen, in Turin, we test classical and alternative recipes to analyze data and communicate them in new and tasty ways.

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WHAT WE DO

We create infographics and interactive visualizations, turning complex messages into information understandable at a glance. Our way of work starts from nose news out and highlight aspects otherwise hard to spot among thousands of open and big data as well as information provided by our customers.
As in a restaurant, we cook simple dishes that contains a high level of complexity, using varied ingredients. The outcome is a tasty menu that enhances the raw materials (data) and tickle the audience’s palate.

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PORTFOLIO

World Data Cup
World data cup
Europarlamento
Europarlamentarie
Istat
Istatopoli
Lavoro
Dividiamoci il lavoro

THE TEAM

Journalists, web developers, graphic designers and data analysts: from the appetizer to the dessert, we each have a role in making inviting data menus.

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Barbara D'Amico
Clara Attene
Fabio Fogli
Alberto Filippini
Stefano Pistillo
Donata Columbro
Fabrizio Furchì
Barbara D'Amico

Barbara D'Amico

I am a freelance datajournalist, born in 1983 in Rome and based in Turin since 2010. My fields of expertise are innovative agriculture and inquiries on economic issues. I am a contributor of the main national Italian newspapers and information websites such as Corriere della Sera, La Stampa, Il Sole 24 Ore. For La Stampa I have created and I still manage the blog Agriconnection. My passion for journalism started more than 10 years ago and after a Law degree and a Journalism Master I decided to focus on online, data and interactive information. I also work with the association Docusound since I've accumulated 4 years of experience in Radio (Radio 24), radio editing and audiodocumentary production.

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Clara Attene

Clara Attene

When I was sixteen I got a rare curiosity syndrome that drove me to become a journalist. Today I write about business, foreign news, innovation and I work with data. Since 2008, I contribute to IlSole24Ore, particularly Nova24, and Il Venerdì di Repubblica, but I cooked news also for online, radio and press agency. Early in the morning, I also do reviews of the papers for Good Morning Italia.
I’m keen on computer science and together with Viz&Chips team, I have developed data journalism skills.
I appreciate social network and you can find me here and here.

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Fabio Fogli

Fabio Fogli

I'm a junior data scientist.
I'm working for Tykli, a startup based in Turin. I like numbers and I have a master's degree in Statistics earned in Padua, top university in this field in Italy.
In my ordinary work I see data everydays all day, especially focused on network science, and I analyze it, with R and Python.
Data Journalism for me is an environment where I can learn something new from other professional, and where I can contribute a bit with my own experience for a pro-active information.

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Alberto Filippini

Alberto Filippini

I'm a freelance web designer and frontend developer based in Turin. I'm passionate about everything that is on the web, especially the code that makes the web work. I follow the development of websites and web applications from concept to code writing through graphic design.
I usually cook big data with HTML, flavour with Javascript and spice generously with CSS.

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Stefano Pistillo

Stefano Pistillo

After graduating in Computer Engineering from the Politecnico di Torino, I emigrated for a few years in Silicon Valley, where between burgers and quesadillas I started my collaboration for ClickMail.com. Today I live in Turin, Italy with my wife and daughter, and while working as a Sales Engineer for ClickMail, I feed myself with Web, Email Marketing, Big Data and Data Visualization. On Twitter and Linkedin.

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Donata Columbro

Donata Columbro

Freelance journalist and blogger, I’m online since 1999.
Currently I’m a news editor at Internazionale.it. I had been social media editor for the magazine Volontari per lo Sviluppo and its training center ONG 2.0 for 4 years. I’m a tutor and a digital strategist for the DataNinja School project. Since 2010 I have been travelling through West Africa where I have worked with ngos to build citizen journalism programs for high school students. As a freelance I write for Wired, Nova24, Vita, Stream Magazine, Africa is a Country. I am speaker and trainer in international events related to social media and online activism. I’m obsessed by digital media and internet as tools to drive change. When I’m not wearing my running shoes, you can find me on Twitter as @dontyna.
My specialty in our #ddj kitchen: debugging/scraping with the colander, and social network analysis served crispy.

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Fabrizio Furchì

Fabrizio Furchì

Communication & Graphic Designer, Comic Artist and DJ Speaker.
I love to cook - with happy sketch-o-phrenia - in profit and nonprofit kitchens, working with NGO 2.0 an ICT4D hub based in Turin.
Skilled in visual communication and multimedia storytelling, after my MA in Ecodesign at the Politecnico di Torino, I’ve been the social media manager for View Conference, an italian convention about CGI and VFX for cinema and animation.
I like to shake comic art and infographics in my sketchnoting cocktails: let me unleash for 5 minutes in a conference and I will transform datas and report in a buffet made of doodles and posters. I work for La Stampa newspaper on datavisualization projects. If you do not have a Fab-signal, you can contact me on social networks here, here and here.

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THEY SAY ABOUT US...

"We worked with Viz&Chips for an infographic and a sketch-noting during a business workshop with 30 managers.
The infographic gave a simple and useful database to discuss and analyze ideas; sketching to help making synthesis on the go and with fun.
Their work was effective and we loved it. Flexible and fast, work was easy and pleasant.

Fabrizio Dardo
- manager Fiat Sepin Training -

World Data Cup

Customer: La Stampa

What if the 32 teams that play the FIFA World Cup defy each other using data?

Starting from this question and getting data from the database made by international institutions such as the World Bank, U.N., the International Monetary Fund and the CIA’s Factbook we have created a news game based on penalties mechanism.
The reader can choose his team, the system gives him an opponent and then he has to kick five penalties, choosing a “ball” among 14 parameters concerning issues such as economy, environment and human rights.
Keep you fingers crossed, kick… and you’ll be amazed!
The news game has an Italian and an English version.

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Europarlamentari

Customer: La Stampa

With a view to European Elections 2014, we checked how Italian Eu MEPs worked during the previous term of office.

So we created the Stachanov Index, that describes which MEPs have been the most active, using quantitative data such as presences, votes and reports drafted.
The De Gasperi Index explains instead who are the most consistent MEPs to the political line of their own group both in Europe and in their country.
Without overlooking how they use social networks...

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Istatopoli

Winner at Censimenti Data Challenge organized by Istat, the Italian national statistics office.

Become the mayor of your ideal city and play with data of Censimento Industria e Servizi 2011, the census made by Istat about business and services in 2011.

Think about your town, its services and who manage them? How do you organize them if you were the mayor and you can decide to assign fundamental services such as health service, education or water supply? Istatopoli is an interactive infographic based on data of the Istat census of business and services 2011 that allow the user to choose which percentage of these services is managed by a public body, a private business or a nonprofit organization.

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