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Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and named one of the "50 most creative and influential minds" by the prestigious American magazine Creativity, Manuel Lima is a Portuguese designer, author, lecturer, and researcher. Manuel is the founder of, the author of three bestselling books, and the Global Head of Design at With over 15 years of experience in creating digital products, Manuel Lima has worked for Google, Microsoft, Nokia, and R/GA. He is passionate about grand ideas and ambitious projects. He believes in the explosive mix of talent, persistence, and optimism. Manuel nurtures intelligent and talented teams through autonomy, mentoring, inspiration, and, of course, fun and passion. Manuel Lima is an active voice in the fields of design and data visualization, having spoken at over 100 conferences, festivals, and universities worldwide, including TED, Lift, OFFF, Eyeo, Ars Electronica, Harvard, Yale, MIT, Royal College of Art, NYU Tisch School of the Arts, ENSAD Paris, University of Amsterdam, and MediaLab Prado Madrid. His talks have been viewed by more than 3 million people, and his work has been mentioned in numerous publications and media outlets, including WIRED, New York Times, Science, Nature, BusinessWeek, Forbes, Fast Company, The Guardian, BBC, CNN, Design Observer, Creative Review, Eye, Grafik, Étapes, El País, Visão, and Expresso.