MAYA Design has been selected by Inc. magazine and Winning Workplaces as one of 20 winners of the 2010 Top Small Company Workplaces competition – the best small and mid-sized places to work in the country. Inc.’s June issue features the 20 winners, as well as the 20 finalists. Nearly 500 companies completed applications for the contest.
Mickey McManus presented “The Pressure to Innovate” at the Conference Board Conference Center in New York City. The Future of Business Roundtables are a series of two one-day senior executive roundtables for senior executives. Participants will discuss and debate strategies for meeting challenges in 2010 and beyond.
Bill Lucas of LUMA Institute conducted a workshop entitled “Look with care and make things better (ASAP).”
During the Economist’s Idea Economy Conference Mickey McManus was on a panel of experts discussing the role of design thinking to the business of solving problems. This was a lively and insightful dive into the intersection of design and business. About 45 minutes long.
Braden Kelly, editor of Blogging Innovation, interviews Mickey McManus at The Economist’s “Innovation: Fresh Thinking for the Ideas Economy” summit in Berkeley, California.
Mickey McManus participated in this exciting inaugural event for senior-level executives on March 24 at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. He spoke on a panel called “The Hybrid Problem Solver,” which focused on design thinking and beyond. In addition, Mickey designed and led incubator/problem-solving sessions where teams develop new solutions to current problems.
Chris Pacione, who heads our LUMA Institute, writes about the “Evolution of the Mind: A Case for Design Literacy.”
Mickey McManus explains how MAYA makes complicated, powerful products easier to use.
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MAYA Design, based on Pittsburgh’s South Side, has developed a solar-powered interactive display to be rolled out as part of the new Center for Sustainable Landscapes, a “living building” under development at the Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.