I’m back!

Posted: November 2nd, 2010 | Author: Manuel Lima | Filed under: Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

It has been a while since I’ve posted anything on this blog or in VC. Here’s why:

In mid-July my wife and I left London, after 4 great years living in the English capital. Our last days were packed with parties and plenty of drinks. We moved to Portugal together with roughly 580 Kg (35 boxes) of our stuff - with books being the heaviest category at 220 Kg (to my wife’s annoyance).

Portugal (Lisbon, Batalha, Ponta Delgada, Albufeira)
August and September were spent in different areas of Portugal, enjoying the sun with our family and friends. During this period I also finished the second revision of the VC book. After a long recruitment/visa/relocation process, the day of the big move finally arrived.

On October 18th, 2010, I joined Microsoft Bing as a Senior UX Design Lead, and after a few days of orientation in Redmond, we finally moved to New York City where we’re now living in our temporary apartment.

New York
We’re still getting used to the NYC lifestyle and slowly losing our tourist badges. New York City will be our home from now on, so in case you want to meet or reach me in any way, you know where to find me.

Future + Bing
You can certainly expect more regular updates on VC, now that my life is settling again. In regards to the VC book, it’s currently on its 3rd revision and will be available for purchase next year (more information to come soon). After one year of writing, researching, speaking and occasional consulting, it’s quite stimulating to roll up my sleeves once again and join the great design team at Microsoft Bing. I’m very excited with this new challenge and all its future possibilities. Interesting times ahead…

RSA Animate

Posted: November 1st, 2010 | Author: Manuel Lima | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

The first time I tweeted about RSA Animate was in July 2010, when I posted about the canny Crisis of Capitalism video. Since then the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) has released a few more videos which are remarkable examples of visual storytelling. If you haven’t seen any of these highly addictive pieces you don’t know what you’re missing.

See all videos here:
RSA Animate