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

Oct 06 2014 in Notes from the Field

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.

Sara Blumenstein
Designer
Bridget Monahan
Senior Designer & Researcher

Field Notes on the Maker Movement

Jun 03 2014 in Notes from the Field

After MakerCon and MakerFaire SF 2014, Steve Spencer shares what he sees as the emerging themes in the “maker movement” including passsion, online and shared spaces, lowering barriers, and desktop design and manufacturing.

Stephen Spencer
Senior Designer & Inventor

Thoughts from CHI 2014

May 20 2014 in Notes from the Field

MAYA intern Sheila Christian went to CHI 2014 in Toronto—to accept an award!—and shares her thoughts from the conference.

Sheila Christian
Human Sciences Intern

The Future, Today

Apr 01 2014 in Notes from the Field

I look forward to leading MAYA Design into the next phase of our company’s evolution.

Dutch MacDonald
President & CEO

Introducing, the Agency of Trillions

Jan 08 2014 in Notes from the Field

You may have heard the news that MAYA Design has just launched a brand new innovation firm, Agency of Trillions.

Happy Holidays from the MAYA Companies!

Jan 03 2014 in Notes from the Field

This year our holiday card takes a look at our year in numbers.

Apps for the Public Good

Feb 25 2013 in Notes from the Field

MAYA’s Mickey McManus got programmers at the Steel City Codefest working through the night with a kick-off presentation to the competing teams.

Best Design Articles of 2012

Jan 10 2013 in Notes from the Field

Welcome to 2013… I was going to collect a “best design articles of 2012” list, but when I started to curate the list, I ended up with books, videos, and articles that stray from Design but should be read anyway.

David Bishop
Lead Designer & Researcher

Composer Mason Bates Chats at MAYA about the Creative Process

Dec 02 2012 in Notes from the Field

Heinz Award winner and Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s Composer of the Year Mason Bates shared thoughts on his creative process …

MAYA to Host Post-Screening Reception of The Naked Brand

Nov 30 2012 in Notes from the Field

The nature of marketing and advertising is fundamentally changing. Join the conversation with MAYA Design and the film’s co-director Jeff Rosenblum.