We are a design consultancy and innovation lab.

Massive digital disruption is accelerating the pace of change, causing unbounded complexity.

We help organizations grow and thrive as complexity dominates how companies are run, the way products and services work, and the environments in which people live. MAYA exists to make users feel powerful in an era of vast interconnectivity.

We tame complexity.

We build the connected world with human-centered design, an architectural approach, and research.

Human-Centered
Design

We focus on people first, and form interdisciplinary teams with clients and stakeholders to create a constant feedback loop. We move iteratively from a rough proof-of-concept to an end-to-end experience with real users so that our designs satisfy, delight and inspire.

Architectural
Approach

We believe that information architecture—a blueprint for the connections and patterns of interaction in a system—is critical to future-proofing a business. In complex, connected ecosystems, it’s not technology that binds products together, it’s information.

Research

We fund research efforts so organizations can benefit from understanding the challenges and opportunities of a truly connected world. We prototype future use cases for technology— where trillions of devices communicate with each other, and with us.

Working Better in a Hybrid Workplace
Apr 14 2016 by Kristi Woolsey

It’s time for workplace design to start taking a holistic approach in enhancing employee performance by creating environments that consider both in-office and remote workers.

Audio, the Final Frontier
Mar 24 2016 by Jonathan Brown

New audio-first platforms are increasing the demand for audio design.

6 Key Takeaways From the Global Service Jam
Mar 22 2016 by Traci Thomas, Brett Leber

The service design industry is quickly gaining traction in the United States. Here are six things to consider when designing for services.

If I Knew Then...
Apr 08 2016

Dutch MacDonald sat down with Crain’s’ Pittsburgh to talk about a mistake that he made early in his career that helped shape his business philosophy.

Considering the Next Space Age
Mar 23 2016

Mickey McManus shares his ideas about space tourism with Wired while visiting Spaceport America in New Mexico.

Designing the Workplace of the Future
Mar 31 2016

Kristi Woolsey partnered with the principal architect who designed MAYA’s office to talk about how workplaces can encourage inclusion, inspire creativity, and drive success.