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Why MAYA Design is Partnering with Shopify Plus

Sep 20 2016 in Connected World

Being a Shopify Plus Partner enables MAYA Design to provide innovation and design services to organizations that are looking to get started with ecommerce.

Stephen Spencer
Senior Designer & Inventor
Megan Guidi
Strategist, Brand & Experience Lead
Jon Larkin
Game Designer & Engineer

An IoT Authoring Tool for a Connected Future

Sep 14 2016 in Connected World

MakerSwarm proves essential in bringing usability to Bosch and Carnegie Mellon University’s Smart Campus Initiative.

IoT at Human Scale

Oct 02 2015 in Connected World

We’ve been sold a narrow vision of IoT. There’s now an outstanding IOU to make IoT human-scaled, and give people greater control over their technology.

Stuart Roth
Senior Software Engineer

The Promise of Calm

Sep 03 2015 in Connected World

As information becomes plentiful, its value is decreasing while the value of our attention is increasing. Calm Technology helps us focus on the things that are really important.

Jonathan Brown
Senior Design Engineer

The Next Great Interface Will be in Your Face

Aug 07 2015 in Connected World

The next great interface will be in your face. Literally. The technology is already in your pocket, but it’s trapped behind your smartphone’s screen.

Aaron Cook
Design & Research Intern

Wearables: The Decline of Distraction in a Connected World

Aug 07 2015 in Connected World

Wearable devices are making their way into everything. But we must be prudent in our efforts to ensure that interactions between humans and information are meaningful.

Kent Vasko II
Software Engineer

The Web Will Die. What Then?

Jan 08 2015 in Connected World

A series of vaguely related events in December have caused me to think that this time, the Web will die. New trends are emerging that will impact data sharing of the future.

Jeff Senn
Chief Technologist, Head of R&D

Dynamic Product Equilibrium

Mar 12 2014 in Connected World

A MAYA Paper by CEO Mickey McManus explores the effect that feedback loops will have on product development in a connected world.

Mickey McManus
Chairman & Principal

Big(ger) Data Pushes The Boundaries

Jan 09 2014 in Connected World

The growth of mobile over the past two decades has been unprecedented. Device penetration, and how we have integrated mobile phones into our daily routine, has reshaped entire industries, transformed commerce and impacted our society at all levels. What’s next?

Mickey McManus
Chairman & Principal

The Internet of Things isn’t about things

Mar 01 2013 in Connected World

The words “Internet of Things” barely scratch the surface of the opportunities, and challenges, ahead.

Mickey McManus
Chairman & Principal