The latest news from and about MAYA

Connectivity Week 2011

May 24 2011

Mickey McManus was a keynote speaker at the Connectivity Week 2011 conference “Smart Grid, Beyond the Grid,” in Santa Clara, CA. Mickey talked about what we can do with the deluge of information coming from machines and the need for managing complexity.

Mickey McManus
Chairman & Principal

Cleveland Clinic Patient Experience Empathy and Innovation Summit

May 22 2011

Francine Gemperle, senior researcher in our Human Sciences Group, joined Lawrence Murphy, chief designer at GE Healthcare, to facilitate a demonstration of how to use MAYA’s instaKIVA® . They did this with 2 groups of 12 conference attendees who focused on how to improve the patient experience. Francine also did a panel on the role of design in creating the patient experience, and she presented “tools you can use tomorrow” to the audience.

Francine Gemperle
Director of Human Sciences, Senior Design Strategist

MAYA One of Five Project Teams Selected for Portal to the Point Design Ideas Exploration

Apr 15 2011

MAYA is one of five multidisciplinary teams selected to explore design ideas for public art and design in Pittsburgh’s Point State Park, once a significant historical crossing and battleground and the most visible landmark in Pittsburgh.

Globe and Mail

Apr 13 2011

See Mickey McManus talk about innovation and Human-Centered Design in this series of “Leading Thinkers” interviews with Canada’s Globe and Mail.

Mickey McManus
Chairman & Principal

Build Pittsburgh

Apr 07 2011

Dutch MacDonald, MAYA’s VP of Operations/COO (and resident architect) moderated a panel discussion about Evidence-Based Design at AIA’s Build Pittsburgh. The event took place at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.

Dutch MacDonald
President & CEO

TEDxCMU

Apr 03 2011

Mickey McManus was a presenter at this event.

Mickey McManus
Chairman & Principal

The Madness of the Clouds

Mar 30 2011

In this Bloomberg Businessweek article, Mickey McManus tells us how it’s time to sort hype from reality when it comes to cloud computing.

Mickey McManus
Chairman & Principal

The Rotman School

Mar 28 2011

Mickey McManus participated in the Rotman School’s Design Thinking Experts Speaker Series. The topic of his session was “How Design Thinking Can Drive Innovation.” His talk was open to the public and attended by the Toronto business community, in addition to Rotman’s MBA students and faculty.

Mickey McManus
Chairman & Principal

Westinghouse Science Honors Institute

Feb 17 2011

Paul presented a talk about “Designing the Human Experience” to a crowd of more than 400 students who have demonstrated a strong interest in science and engineering.

Paul Gould
Senior Designer

CityLIVE

Jan 24 2011

Dutch MacDonald, MAYA’s COO, is one of 10 “opinionated souls” who each had 3 minutes to offer up a thought-provoking concept that examines change in Pittsburgh and how we approach it.

Dutch MacDonald
President & CEO