Manuel Lima studies how information can be organized — into elegant and beautiful diagrams that illustrate the many unexpected twists of data. His website, Visual Complexity, and many books are essential reference points for data visualizers worldwide.

With over 10 years of experience designing digital products, Manuel has worked for Microsoft, Nokia, R/GA, and Kontrapunkt. He holds a BFA in Industrial Design and a MFA in Design & Technology from Parsons School of Design, New York.

Manuel's newest title, Book of Circles, just hit the streets on May 2nd and it's already getting some glowing praise. Check it out via the BBC and Wired.
Why Circles?

Join Manuel Lima for a fascinating tour through millennia of circular information design in architecture, urban planning, fine art, design, fashion, technology, religion, cartography, biology, astronomy and physics in a visual feast for infographics enthusiasts. From Venn diagrams and early celestial charts to the trefoil biohazard symbol and Target’s corporate logo, Lima provides a history of humanity's long-lasting obsession with all things circular and a unique taxonomy of the many varieties of circle diagrams.

Tied with the publication of Lima’s latest “The Book of Circles”, there will also be a book signing session at 4:15 PM by the Walker's Little Store.