Dario Rodighiero

Design, Science, and Humanities


Dario is a designer and a scholar at the Harvard Metalab, a research unit dedicated to innovation in the arts and humanities, hosted at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society. The Swiss National Science Foundation funds his position with two consecutive fellowships.

His research is at the intersection of design, science, and humanities, focusing on the visualization of scientific communities, as well as collections of art and texts. During his PhD he innovated organizational charts, while now his projects examine the research environment, analyzing collaborations and mobility flows.

He attended the doctoral program of Architecture and Sciences of the City at EPFL. His doctorate was advised by professors Frédéric Kaplan and Boris Beaude, while the dean Marilyne Andersen funded his studies.

Formerly he joined MIT Comparative Media Studies, the Médialab Paris led by Bruno Latour, and the Joint Research Center of European Commission, which appointed him as an external expert in data visualization and interface design.

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Worldwide Map of Research
SNSF (2019‑2020)
From Data to Wisdom
FCT (2019‑2022)


Designing the Part-Whole Self
HUGSA Virtual Conference: Designing the Self (2020)
Introduction to Data Visualization
Berkman Klein Center of Internet & Society (2020)
Academic Mapping of Human Dynamics
Massachusetts Intitute of Technology (2020)
Computational Literacy for Graphic Design
Université du Québec à Montréal (2020)


Digital Habitus or Personalization Without Personality
HUMANA.MENTE Journal of Philosophical Studies (2020)
Mapping as a Contemporary Instrument for Orientation in Conferences
Proceedings of IX Conference AIUCD (2020)
The Hermeneutic Circle of Data Visualization
Techné: Research in Philosophy and Technology (2020)
Self-Recognition in Data Visualization
Espacetemps.net (2019)
Printing Walkable Visualizations
Transimage Conference (2018)
Mapping Affinities in Academic Organizations
Frontiers Journal (2018)
The Analogous City, the Map
EPFL Archizoom Press (2015)

“Alongside Daniele [Guido] and Donato [Ricci], Dario is part of the ‘Little Italy’ that has set up shop in the AIME offices. Apart from sharing his enthusiasm and insatiable curiosity, Dario has brought along ten years experience in designing digital interfaces. With the others on the team, he has given life and form to the daring insights of both himself and his compatriots.”

— Bruno Latour, Paris 2013