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Manuel Lima is an interaction designer, information architect, researcher and founder of VisualComplexity.com - A comprehensive repository of complex network visualizations.
In 2002 he completed a 5 year BFA in Product Design at the Faculty of Architecture - UTL Lisbon and finished a 7 month internship at the design firm Kontrapunkt, in Copenhagen, Denmark. In May 2005 Manuel Lima completed his MFA degree from the Design+Technology program at Parsons School of Design, New York. For this purpose he received scholarships from Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, the Luso-American Foundation and a Dean's scholarship from Parsons School of Design.
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.
After 3 years living, studying, working and teaching in NYC, Manuel moved to London where he currently works as an Interaction Designer in R/GA.