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.

Building High-Performance Teams—Part 1: Evangelize Collaboration
Jul 26 2016 by Dutch MacDonald

An in-depth look into high performance teams and the importance of collaboration.

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.

Designing Culture: Behavioral Strategy for the Workplace
Jul 18 2016

Give employees the space and tools they need to succeed and they will. MAYA Design’s Kristi Woolsey offers ways to change your environment to promote the kind of employee behavior that gets results.

Human-centered design pushes reliability, safety for offshore drilling
Jun 27 2016

MAYA Design’s Kevin Hoffman and his team employed HCD strategies to help engineer a better experience for Transocean employees working on offshore rigs.

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.