Alberto Cairo

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Alberto Cairo
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Born1974 Edit this on Wikidata

Alberto Cairo is a Spanish information designer and professor. Cairo is the Knight Chair in Visual Journalism at the School of Communication of the University of Miami.[1]


Cairo holds a BA in Journalism (from the University of Santiago de Compostela) and MA and PhD from the Universitat Oberta de Catalunya (in Barcelona).[1]


Cairo worked as a data-journalist and information designer at El Mundo, Spain's second largest printed daily newspaper, and he was the director for Infographics and Multimedia at Editora Globo in Brazil.[2]


Cairo is author of The Functional Art: an Introduction to Information Graphics and Visualization'" (2012)[3][4] and "The Truthful Art: Data, Charts, and Maps for Communication" (2016).[5]


  1. ^ a b "Profile of Alberto Cairo at the School of Communication of the University of Miami".
  2. ^ "Profile of Alberto Cairo on his personal web page".
  3. ^ "The "Rules" of Data Visualization Get an Update". National Geographic News. 16 October 2015.
  4. ^ Alan Smith. "The six best books for data geeks". Financial Times. (Subscription required (help)).
  5. ^ Alan Smith. "When dense makes sense: explaining complex data in charts". Financial Times. (Subscription required (help)).