The latest news from and about MAYA

Three Local Experts Have Been Peering Into the Future of Computing

Sep 28 2012

MAYA CEO Mickey McManus tells the Tribune-Review, “[Trillions] is not really about technology and computers so much as the complexity that comes from those things for everyday people.”

Mickey McManus
Chairman & Principal

2012 HCII Seminar Series

Sep 26 2012

MAYA co-founder and principal Pete Lucas will present a lecture called “Information Ecology, Design, and the age of Trillions” at Carnegie Mellon University’s Human-Computer Interaction Institute on September 26, 2012.

Peter Lucas
Founding Principal

2012 Blouin Creative Leadership Summit

Sep 20 2012

Mickey McManus will speak at the 2012 Blouin Creative Leadership Summit in New York, September 20-21, 2012. The Blouin Summit is an annual think-tank forum organized by the Louise Blouin Foundation in strategic partnership with the United Nations Office for Partnerships.

Mickey McManus
Chairman & Principal

Human-Centered Design and Chronic Illness

Sep 14 2012

At the 8th International Conference on Design & Emotion in London this September, Lauren Chapman will talk about the importance of peer support in the diagnosis and management of type 2 diabetes. She will discuss how she used human-centered design methods to tackle this challenge in her graduate thesis, “Design for Chronic Illness: Exploring Service Systems & New Technologies for Patients with Type 2 Diabetes.”

Lauren Chapman
Human Scientist

AIGA Podcast Features MAYA Visual Designer

Sep 01 2012

MAYA’s Joe Morgano will be a guest on AIGA Pittsburgh’s new podcast, Creative Briefs. The program invites creative professionals to talk about their processes, philosophies, and attitudes about design.

Joe Morgano, Jr.

Full STEAM ahead: As STEM discussions heat up, there is a growing desire to add an ‘A’ for art

Aug 27 2012

MAYA CEO Mickey McManus tells the Pittsburgh Business Times that “science is easier to talk about [than design],” but kids really need to learn both to be prepared to solve big problems. The work of former MAYAns John Crowley and Katie Scott is also highlighted.

Mickey McManus
Chairman & Principal

IDSA International Conference: An Alternative Future for Industrial Design Education

Aug 15 2012

MAYA co-founder and principal Joe Ballay will participate in a panel called “Beyond the Traditional Structure: One Concept for an Alternative Future for Industrial Design Education,” at the Industrial Designers Society of America international conference in Boston on August 15, 2012. Joe and his co-panelists will share one proposal for a new approach for research universities. It is intended to start conversations, elicit opinions and motivate others through ongoing post-event discussions.

Joe Ballay
Founding Principal

Challenges/Successes in Service Design for Health Care

Jul 23 2012

Lauren Chapman presented her experience applying human-centered design processes to projects focused on chronic illness at the 4th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics in San Francisco. She was part of a panel discussing the “Challenges/Successes in Service Design for Health Care” held July 23, 2012. The panel included several international experts, who talked about new approaches to healthcare solutions through public policy, new technologies, service designs and business models.

Lauren Chapman
Human Scientist

Intelligent Packaging in a Connected World

May 25 2012

QR codes, RFID tags, GPS tracking, temperature and motion sensors… More and more packaging incorporates technology that collects, transmits, or communicates with consumers, retailers, and manufacturers. To truly capitalize on these opportunities, brands need to understand the difference between bolting a bit of technology to a box and designing intelligent packaging that thrives in an information-rich ecosystem. MAYA Fellow David Bishop and Maeve Keane of our partners PDD spoke at the PACE Forum in Miami about the challenges and opportunities of designing intelligent packaging in a connected world.

David Bishop
Lead Designer & Researcher

Healthcare Innovation by Design (HIxD)

May 17 2012

Paul Gould and Lauren Chapman conducted a LUMA Institute 2-day Human-Centered Design workshop in May for Healthcare Innovation by Design (HIxD) members participating in the organization’s Certified Healthcare Design and Experience Innovator program. The workshop was a key component of a fuller healthcare design curriculum offered by HIxD. Workshop participants learned how to apply various human-centered design methods to drive innovation in the healthcare space.

Paul Gould
Senior Designer
Lauren Chapman
Human Scientist