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Designing our Digital-Physical World

Mar 23 2017 in Notes from the Field

In the digital age, digital-physical environments will be key for creating the most effective environments for employees and customers.

Kristi Woolsey
Practice Lead, Creative Environments

Strategy for the Digital Age Part I—Getting to Strategy

Mar 20 2017 in Notes from the Field

In part one of a four part series on MAYA’s strategy practice, our lead strategists introduce their motivations for problem-solving and why MAYA goes beyond making things right.

Greg Gibilisco
Practice Lead, Strategy
Derek Lasher
Senior Strategist

Design Thinking and Doing Part I—The Recursive Loop

Nov 30 2016 in Notes from the Field

Design thinking is more than a buzzword. Our Service Design Lead explains design thinking and doing in relation to service design.

Traci Thomas
Service Design Lead

MAYAn for the Summer

Oct 04 2016 in Notes from the Field

Engineering intern, Solomon Astley, talks about how we work and how he contributed during summer 2016.

LIGHTIME: Envisioning Art Through Design

Sep 28 2016 in Notes from the Field

When creative thinkers needed to tame the artistic process, our human scientists brought a new perspective to the Carnegie Museum of Art and the Hillman Photography Initiative’s latest exhibition.

Bridget Deely
Marketing Coordinator

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