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.
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.
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.
To further human-centered design, David Bishop is now a MAYA Fellow and Katie Scott has assumed the role of director, Human Sciences Group.
An article about how John Crowley and his colleagues at MAYA are creating a virtual supermarket to combat the food oasis problem.
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.
MAYA co-founder Peter Lucas presented a demo on “Scripting a Radically Distributed World: Recursively-nested Visual Dataflow Programming for Pervasive Computing” at the Posters and Demonstrations Dinner that was part of the IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing. The dinner took place at Carnegie Mellon University, and was part of an IEEE conference that runs from September 18-22 in Pittsburgh.
Because of MAYA’s continuing organic growth, we’ll be relocating to Downtown Pittsburgh in Spring 2012.
John Crowley, head of MAYA’s Engineering Group, was one of three people selected from among 40 applicants to present an iSpot (5-minute spot) during the Community Interventions Session on September 13. John will demonstrate MAYA’s Food Oasis project, an SMS-based virtual grocery marketplace. (For more information about Food Oasis go to http://foodoasis.maya.com.)