The latest news from and about MAYA

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
Lead Designer & Researcher

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.

PEPSICO PRESENT FUTURISTIC EXPERIENCES AT SOUTH by SOUTHWEST FESTIVAL

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.”

PACE Forum in London

Feb 09 2012

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.

David Bishop
Lead Designer & Researcher

Preparing for the Future of Design

Feb 08 2012

Learn how Lauren Chapman, MAYA Designer & Researcher, prepares for the future of design. Lauren was one of several February panelists at the Carnegie Mellon University School of Design Lecture Series, Design the Future, where designers shared their individual visions of how design can shape our world.

Lauren Chapman
Human Scientist

Creative Clash

Jan 26 2012

David Bishop, MAYA’s Fellow in Human Sciences, spoke about how we found our national success at the Pittsburgh Technology Council’s “Creative Clash! The Future of Creativity, Technology and a New Innovation Community in Pittsburgh.” The event was held at the Carnegie Museum of Art and explored Pittsburgh’s history and future as a key innovator at the intersection of art and technology.

David Bishop
Lead Designer & Researcher

MAYA Announces New Roles to Further Advance Human-Centered Design

Nov 14 2011

To further human-centered design, David Bishop is now a MAYA Fellow and Katie Scott has assumed the role of director, Human Sciences Group.

Pittsburgh Business Times: MAYA Uses Data to Help Fight Childhood Obesity

Oct 07 2011

An article about how John Crowley and his colleagues at MAYA are creating a virtual supermarket to combat the food oasis problem.

2011 Blouin Creative Leadership Summit

Sep 19 2011

Mickey McManus emphasized the importance of teaching design at a young age when he was a panelist at the Art & Design: Being in the World session on September 19 in New York City. The panel discussed the role of education with respect to innovation and creativity. 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