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Data Doesn't Move People, Stories Do.

Aug 25 2016 in Notes from the Field

When facts and data weren’t enough, we turned to storytelling to help illustrate Pittsburgh’s potential as a connected city.

Alexa Seretti
Business Development & Content Marketing Lead

Design Prototyping in Virtual Reality

Aug 18 2016 in Notes from the Field

Our engineering team decided to take a closer look at virtual reality to see how it could be applied to prototyping, collaboration, and more.

Kent Vasko II
Software Engineer

MAYA Volunteer Day: A Few Hours Can Make a Big Difference

Aug 16 2016 in Notes from the Field

Our Human Sciences team left the office for a day and got their hands dirty to help build green spaces in our community.

Bridget Monahan
Senior Designer & Researcher

The New R&D

Aug 09 2016 in Notes from the Field

When traditional research and development methods have you falling behind your competitors, what needs to happen so you can be proactive in a disruptive market?

Stephen Spencer
Senior Designer & Inventor

Working Better in a Hybrid Workplace

Apr 14 2016 in Notes from the Field

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.

Kristi Woolsey
Practice Lead, Creative Environments

Audio, the Final Frontier

Mar 24 2016 in Notes from the Field

New audio-first platforms are increasing the demand for audio design.

Jonathan Brown
Senior Design Engineer

6 Key Takeaways From the Global Service Jam

Mar 22 2016 in Notes from the Field

The service design industry is quickly gaining traction in the United States. Here are six things to consider when designing for services.

Traci Thomas
Service Design Lead
Brett Leber
Designer & Researcher

2016 Happenings at MAYA

Jan 28 2016 in Notes from the Field

We’re looking forward to a new year of challenges and growth. Here are some of the exciting opportunities that MAYA is taking advantage of in 2016.

Dutch MacDonald
President & CEO

The Biggest Challenges of 2016

Jan 07 2016 in Notes from the Field

We predict that organizations will face two major challenges in 2016: preparing for an unknowable future, and innovating on their offerings to stay relevant in a changing environment.

Mickey McManus
Chairman & Principal
Derek Lasher
Senior Strategist

'Tis the Season for Brand Inspiration

Dec 17 2015 in Notes from the Field

Here, amongst the glad tidings and awkward family conversations, lies a bounty of lessons to help your brand in 2016.

Megan Guidi
Strategist, Brand & Experience Lead