Manuel Lima, a Senior UX Design Lead at Microsoft Bing and founder of VisualComplexity.com, visits the RSA to explore a critical paradigm shift in various areas of knowledge, as we stop relying on hierarchical tree structures and turn instead to networks in order to properly map the inherent complexities of our modern world. The talk will showcase a variety of captivating examples of visualization and also introduce the network topology as a new cultural meme. Network 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 attention back onto itself."
Manuel Lima is a Senior UX
Design Lead at Microsoft Bing and founder of VisualComplexity.com.
by Creativity magazine as "one of the 50 most creative and influential
minds of 2009", Manuel Lima FRSA is a Senior UX Design Lead at Microsoft
Bing and founder of VisualComplexity.com - A visual exploration on mapping
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.
Manuel is a leading voice on information visualization and a frequent speaker
in conferences 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, MediaLab Prado Madrid.