MANUEL LIMA, MICROSOFT SENIOR UX DESIGN LEAD, FOUNDER VISUALCOMPLEXITY.COM
Manuel Lima is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and has been nominated by Creativity magazine as "one of the 50 most creative and influential minds of 2009". He is a Senior UX Design Lead at Microsoft and founder of VisualComplexity.com - a visual exploration on mapping complex networks.
Manuel is a leading voice on information visualization and a frequent speaker in conferences, festivals, and schools around the world, including TED, Lift, OFFF, Reboot, VizThink, IxDA Interaction, Royal College of Art, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, ENSAD Paris, University of Amsterdam, and MediaLab Prado Madrid. His work has been showcased in several prominent media outlets, among them WIRED, Creative Review, BusinessWeek, The New York Times, Metropolis, Grafik, Eye, SEED and PAGE.
Visual Complexity. Mapping Patterns of Information
His famous book 'Visual Complexity' intends to be a unified resource space for anyone interested in the visualization of complex networks. The project's main goal is to leverage a critical understanding of different visualization methods, across a series of disciplines as diverse as biology, social networks or the world wide web. But all the projects shown in this book have one trait in common: the whole is always more than the sum of its parts. He truly hopes this space can inspire, motivate and enlighten any person doing research in this field.
Prior to joining Microsoft, Manuel worked as a Senior User Experience Designer at Nokia and Senior Interaction Designer at the leading digital agency R/GA. He holds a BFA in Industrial Design and a MFA in Design & Technology from Parsons School of Design, New York. During the course of the MFA program, Manuel worked for Siemens Corporate Research Center, the American Museum of Moving Image and Parsons Institute for Information Mapping in research projects for the National Geo-Spatial Intelligence Agency.
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