The Ballay Family Fund will give new ideas and endeavors the boost they need to make a lasting and meaningful impact on how education is delivered.
Here at MAYA, we practice design both as problem solving and opportunity mapping. For example, consider “Design for Chronic Illness” and “Food Oasis,” the two case studies I presented at the 8th International Conference on Design & Emotion. These case studies illustrate how human-centered design creates a framework for empathetic problem solving.
MAYA spin-off Rhiza Labs has been recognized by the Pittsburgh Business Times as one of the region’s 100 fastest growing companies. As part of the list, Rhiza ranked in the top 10 of all technology companies and in the top 50 overall.
MAYA is one of five nationally recognized design teams to publicly present their design concepts for the Portal Bridge, the iconic entranceway to Pittsburgh’s Point State Park. The company’s design proposal will be presented at a symposium to be held at the Carnegie Museum of Art Lecture Hall …
Both Craftsman® and LiftMaster® brands captured lots of attention at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) for their Apps to control and monitor a garage door remotely by smartphone or computer. MAYA helped design these user interfaces. Brian Cooley (CNET’s “Top 5” host) remarked …
Welcome to 2012… We’ve pored over MAYA’s Feed posts for the past year, internal “you should all read this” emails, and a few of our favorite blogs. Here’s MAYA’s take on the best design articles of 2011.
What if there were a basic literacy beyond reading, writing, and arithmetic that we missed, or that wasn’t necessary until this moment in our history? And what if that new literacy were the organizing principle between STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) and SEL (social, emotional learning)? What if it could help the least among us leapfrog over the mainstream? What if it could help build collaborative, resilient, creative, & critical thinkers in an age of exponential change?