The latest news from and about MAYA

MAYA Named an Exceptional Workplace

Jun 09 2010

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.

Conference Board Future of Business Roundtable

May 19 2010

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.

Mickey McManus
Chairman & Principal

Design Research Conference

May 10 2010

Bill Lucas of LUMA Institute conducted a workshop entitled “Look with care and make things better (ASAP).”

The Hybrid Problem Solver

Apr 16 2010

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.

Mickey McManus
Chairman & Principal

Blogging Innovation

Mar 29 2010

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
Chairman & Principal

Economist Summit - Innovation: Fresh Thinking for the Idea Economy

Mar 23 2010

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.

Mickey McManus
Chairman & Principal

Interactions: March/April 2010

Mar 19 2010

Chris Pacione, who heads our LUMA Institute, writes about the “Evolution of the Mind: A Case for Design Literacy.”

Fox Business Online, Small Business Spotlight

Nov 12 2009

Mickey McManus explains how MAYA makes complicated, powerful products easier to use.

Mickey McManus
Chairman & Principal

Designmatters Lecture: University of Illinois Urbana-Champagne

Oct 26 2009

Designmatters is dedicated to exploring the intersection between design, technology and business, with the view that achieving synergy between those three components is essential for success in designing products, services and experiences and for the creation of successful business developments.

MAYA Develops Solar-powered Interactive Display for Phipps

Sep 29 2009

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.