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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.

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