The latest news from and about MAYA

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.
Senior Designer

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
Director of Human Sciences, Chief Human Scientist

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

IDSA Mideast Design Dialogue Conference: Rebuilding Our Region with Design

Mar 31 2012

MAYA Fellow David Bishop believes that the next generation of citizens needs help in leapfrogging over the basics to become creative, agile, critical, collaborative, and resilient thinkers. The way to achieve this lies in radically innovating education to include design as a way of thinking.

David Bishop
Director of Human Sciences, Chief Human Scientist

Vision Monday 2012 Global Leadership Summit

Mar 21 2012

Mickey McManus, MAYA’s CEO, will talk about the “disruptors” in health care delivery for providers and health care companies and the impact of an empowered patient at the Global Leadership Summit, which is geared to senior-level executives in the retail, professional, lab and supplier sectors of the optical industry.

Mickey McManus
Chairman & Principal

PepsiCo asks, “What If” at South by Southwest with help from MAYA

Mar 16 2012

Visitors to the digital festival, South by Southwest, were treated to a host of ways to explore PepsiCo’s “What if?” theme for envisioning digital innovation. Both Matt Casebeer of MAYA Designs and David Weiner, Manager of Global, Digital and Social Media at PepsiCo were interviewed on how attendees were engaged in novel ways, using digital technology and how the companies worked together to make it happen.


Mar 12 2012

PepsiCo’s interactive Zeitgeist Phone Booth captured the attention of visitors to the 2012 South by Southwest Festival. PepsiCo provides an inspiring look at the way technology could soon transform our future consumer engagements. MAYA helped the PepsiCo team develop the Zeitgeist experiences based on the theme of “What If.”