We design products and services at the intersection of information, technology, and human experience.

We tame complexity.

Taming the complexity of the connected world is an unprecedented challenge.

We aim to make users feel powerful by taming that complexity.

Powerful technology is incredibly complex. Our mission is taming that complexity so that users feel powerful. We call our approach “Taming Complexity” because we believe that the most powerful technology is only valuable if you can make it effortless and intuitive to use. Rather than asking people to become computer literate, the future must be made human literate. Successful products, services, environments, and experiences will do just that, using computing in context to hide, and tame, that complexity for their customers. Our work ranges from the redesign of existing products and services, to designing new connected experiences, to helping our clients be more innovative within their own teams.

This is how we do it.

Human Centered
Design

MAYA focuses on the user first, instead of the technology. We move iteratively from a rough proof of concept to the end-to-end experience with real users so that our designs satisfy, delight and inspire.

Architectural
Approach

It’s critical to invest in information architecture—a blueprint for the connections and patterns of interaction in a system—because in complex, connected ecosystems, it’s not technology that binds products together, it’s information.

Connected
World

The age of products, services, or environments that stand alone is over. We focus on the challenges and opportunities of a truly connected world, where trillions of devices communicate with each other and with us.

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2016 Happenings at MAYA
Jan 28 2016 by Dutch MacDonald

We’re looking forward to a new year of challenges and growth. Here are some of the exciting opportunities that MAYA is taking advantage of in 2016.

The Biggest Challenges of 2016
Jan 07 2016 by Mickey McManus, Derek Lasher

We predict that organizations will face two major challenges in 2016: preparing for an unknowable future, and innovating on their offerings to stay relevant in a changing environment.

'Tis the Season for Brand Inspiration
Dec 17 2015 by Megan Guidi

Here, amongst the glad tidings and awkward family conversations, lies a bounty of lessons to help your brand in 2016.

TEDx Sonoma County
Nov 07 2015

Mickey explores living with, and designing for a sea of interconnected devices. How do we put people first and shape a world of networked matter?

GE Minds + Machines
Sep 30 2015

Mickey talks about the potential of pervasive computing and how to succeed as a business in the Industrial Internet. What happens when the things we design wake up?

MAYA selected as 2015 Innovation by Design Award Finalist
Sep 14 2015

Fast Company honored MAYA for the StoryCorps app. Finalists in the mobile category exemplify tiny details that make the best mobile designs sing.