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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
David Bishop, MAYA Fellow in Human Sciences, gave a joint keynote presentation with London’s PDD Group, with whom we have a strategic alliance. MAYA and PDD spoke about “Intelligent Packaging in a Connected World” at the PACE (Packaging And Converting Executives) Forum in London on February 9. The MAYA/PDD alliance was formed to bring superior connected experiences to companies across the globe.