Data Visualization has experienced a meteoric rise in the last decade, bringing together people from various fields and capturing the interest of individuals across the globe. As the practice continues to shed light on an incredible array of complex issues, it keeps drawing the attention back onto itself. This talk will showcase the creative growth of Manuel Lima as he navigates the realms of Data Visualization and User Experience Design, two seemingly disconnected yet highly overlapping fields.
A Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, named “one of the 50 most creative and influential minds” by Creativity magazine, Manuel Lima is the founder of VisualComplexity.com, Senior UX Manager at Google, and a regular teacher of data visualization at Parsons School of Design.
He has over fifteen years of experience designing digital experiences and leading product teams at companies like Google, Codecademy, Microsoft, Nokia, R/GA, Kontrapunkt, and the Museum of the Moving Image. Manuel loves big ideas and ambitious projects. He believes in the explosive mix of grit, talent and optimism. He grows smart and talented teams through empowerment and autonomy, mentoring and inspiration, and let’s not forget, fun and passion.
Manuel is a leading voice on information visualization and has spoken at 80+ conferences, universities and festivals across four continents, including TED, Lift, OFFF, Eyeo, Visualized, Ars Electronica, Harvard, MIT, Yale, Royal College of Art, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, ENSAD Paris, University of Amsterdam, MediaLab Prado Madrid. His talks have been watched by 3M+ people around the world and he has been featured in various magazines and newspapers, such as Wired, New York Times, Science, Nature, BusinessWeek, Creative Review, Fast Company, Forbes, Grafik magazine, SEED, Étapes, and El País.
He is the author of three books translated into several languages. His latest, The Book of Circles: Visualizing Spheres of Knowledge (2017), covers 1,000 years of humanity’s long-lasting obsession with all things circular.