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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Usability Rant: If You Haven’t Drawn A Picture, You Haven’t Really Thought About It
Nov 21 2014 by David Bishop

Sketching can help you think better, understand better and more effectively use your brain.

More Than Just a Game at SXSW
Nov 06 2014 by Jon Larkin

How game design can help users navigate new experiences with curiosity and confidence.

Guerrilla Research at One of the Largest Trade Shows in the World: A Quick How-To

How do you undertake design research among 100,000+ possible subjects in a way that yields valuable insights? Some lessons learned from our recent experience at IMTS.

Live from Autodesk University Las Vegas
Dec 04 2014

MAYA Principal Mickey McManus is host and MC for the Autodesk Innovation Forum - Mindset: Tools to Anticipate, Plan for, and Create the Future.

MAYA Design Looks to the Future and the Internet of Things
Nov 26 2014

CEO and President, Dutch MacDonald, speaks to NEXTPittsburgh about the future of pervasive computing and MAYA’s approach to scaling beyond the Internet - to a world of a trillion connected devices.

2014 OEDA Annual Summit
Oct 23 2014

MAYA CEO Dutch MacDonald will present at the 2014 Ohio Economic Development Association (OEDA) Annual Summit on how investing in innovative manufacturing technologies can spur economic growth.