The latest news from and about MAYA

Canadian Task Force on Payments System

Nov 04 2010

Mickey McManus gave a roundtable presentation to leaders of industry, including those from major Canadian banks and other financial institutions. He challenged assumptions, emphasizing the importance of designing for a satisfying user experience. The Task Force was appointed by the Minister of Finance of Canada to make recommendations on the future of the Canadian payments system in light of technological and other changes.

Mickey McManus
Chairman & Principal

AIGA and AIA: Pecha Kucha Night

Oct 07 2010

Mickey McManus joined a worldwide celebration for designers when he presented at Pecha Kucha Night Pittsburgh at The Grey Box Theatre. Pecha Kucha Night happens each year in hundreds of cities, where young designers network and presenters share their stories, collections, products, and/or work—in 6 minutes and 40 seconds.

Mickey McManus
Chairman & Principal

MAYA Design Launches LUMA Institute to Teach Design Thinking to Everyone

Sep 23 2010

LUMA Institute is a training and development venture dedicated to teaching the merit and methods of human-centered design in a world of connected products and services.

Cusp Conference 2010 - “The Design of Everything”

Sep 23 2010

Mickey McManus was a presenter at the Cusp Conference held at the Museum of Contemporary Art Theater in Chicago, September 22-23. The conference provides a broad framework for discussion about a wide range of ideas and topics related to “the design of everything.” Mickey talked about biomimicry and its role in taming the complexity of the trillion node world.

Mickey McManus
Chairman & Principal

MAYA Prepping Two Companies to Go Out on Their Own

Sep 10 2010

Learn how MAYA is spinning out LUMA Institute to foster human-centered design as a route to innovation within organizations, as well as how we’re incubating another company focused on our Interstacks technology.

MAYA Honored on Great Place to Work Rankings

Sep 08 2010

MAYA was recognized as #22 on The 7th Annual Great Place to Work ® Rankings: 2010 Best Small & Medium Workplaces Presented by Entrepreneur®. The list was narrowed down from over 400 nominated companies and each company was evaluated on five areas: credibility, respect, fairness, pride, and camaraderie.

New Director of Development Leads MAYA's Interstacks Initiative

Aug 31 2010

New Director of Development Leads MAYA’s Interstacks Initiative

“The Cloud” as Hindenburg?

Aug 31 2010

Journalist James Fallows calls Mickey McManus’s reference to “The Cloud” as Hindenburg the “pithiest single sentence” he heard at the Aspen/Atlantic Ideas Festival. Mickey was a keynote at the Festival on July 7, 2010.

Mickey McManus
Chairman & Principal

Many businesses are finding less to worry about by shifting IT services to independent providers

Aug 13 2010

In this Pittsburgh Business Times article about cloud computing, Mickey McManus takes a contrarian view, arguing that there are risks when businesses put their data into a few cloud companies.

Mickey McManus
Chairman & Principal

The Southside and Design - Delta Magazine

Jul 28 2010

An article in Delta Airlines “Delta Sky Magazine” features an inside look at MAYA and our neighborhood. Hint: the good stuff starts on page 113!