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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.
MAYA’s CEO Mick McManus talks about the key to good design.
MAYA Design, a leading technology design and innovation lab, is one of America’s best companies to work for in small business, according to the Great Place to Work Institute (GPTW), ranking number 16 out of all the small and medium companies throughout the U.S. that where evaluated by the institute.
Fortune Small Business features some of the best small companies to work for. MAYA’s Bring Your Baby to Work policy is highlighted.
Mickey McManus, president and CEO of MAYA Design says that to be ready for “the trillion-node network,” everyone must innovate.
Dutch MacDonald and David Bishop taught a course entitled “Human-Centered Design in the Built Environment.” They covered the basic philosophy and techniques behind designing spaces from a human-centered perspective, and showed architects how to focus on the user as well as the physical elements of space.
Mickey McManus presented “Team-based Innovation” at the RSA Innovation Sandbox at RSA Conference 2009 in San Francisco. The Sandbox is a half-day event focused on the future of innovation security.
Mickey McManus was a keynote speaker at the Economist CIO Forum in New York City. He spoke to an elite group of chief information officers and senior IT leaders about how the computing establishment is about to face a monumental “innovator’s dilemma,” but few people even realize it.
Paul Gould co-taught a workshop about “Space, Time and the Attendee,” showing how attendees at trade shows are affected by physical space and time constraints.