Yosune Chamizo Alberro


Yosune Chamizo Alberro
Mexico City, Mexico

Building human & interdisciplinary teams in the field of information design, technology, maps and data.

What is your motivation to work in information design?

For more than 10 years I dedicated my work to editorial design and that was a job I enjoyed a lot. However, it was not until I completed my master’s degree with a project on Central American migrants who crossed Mexico, that I realized that information design applied to social affairs was my real passion (sort, rank, analyze, and transform data into information to generate knowledge to better understand the world). Being part of projects that can truly have a social impact: that is my motivation.

What are you working on at the moment?

In 2023 I am working for the Mexican government at the National Council of Science and Technology where I am the Head of Data Analysis and Geographic Information Systems within the Repositories, Research and Foresight Coordination. In this role, I lead interdisciplinary open science projects that use information design, data analysis, Geographical Information Systems and technology on issues such as health, food sovereignty, education, violence, climate change, polluting processes, culture, among others.

What is a project you consider a great example of information design?

In the article “Logic and Visual Information” by Hammer, E. M., with a diagram similar to the one below, the author expresses the relative distances between the Earth, Moon, and Mars:
Earth – Moon –————- Mars
It seems trivial and very simple, however it is a great example of how this type of representations are necessary in our information consumption. Sometimes with 3 words and two lines we can explain complex processes and that allow us to better understand our world.

What is your dream project?

After several years working in different contexts I think the process is as important as the project. That’s why I want to be part of healthy teams that bring together different profiles and expertises to create impactful projects regardless of whether they are very local or on a large scale. Building ethically, collectively, with gender perspective, and caring for others and our environment.