The latest news from and about MAYA

MacDonald Sends Architectural Students Out into the Community to Learn

Feb 17 2009

The Pittsburgh Business Times wrote an article about how MAYA’s VP of Operations, Dutch MacDonald (a registered architect), teaches the business side of architecture to architectural students at Carnegie Mellon University.

Dutch MacDonald
President & CEO

Tepper School of Business

Feb 05 2009

Mickey McManus gave a presentation at the Business and Technology Club at the Tepper School of Business at Carnegie Mellon University. His talk focused on “Applying Design Thinking to Business Challenges” in a world headed towards a trillion connected devices.

Mickey McManus
Chairman & Principal

Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA) Annual Meeting

Jan 13 2009

Mick McManus presented how to “Transform Your Show by Understanding the Human Dimension.” Informed by MAYA’s firsthand research with the “invisible” exhibitor and the “invisible” attendee, he revealed what truly matters to each, and how it could affect the future of a trade show.

Mickey McManus
Chairman & Principal

Chris Pacione Speaks on Pittsburgh Technology Council’s TechVIBE Radio Show

Dec 15 2008

Chris Pacione was a guest on Pittsburgh Technology Council’s TechVIBE Radio Show on Monday, Dec 15. The show aired live on Pittsburgh Renaissance Radio 1360 AM WMNY. He discussed Human Centered Design and our workshops.

Expo! Expo! IAEE Annual Meeting & Exhibition

Dec 11 2008

Mickey McManus participated in a panel discussion entitled “Exhibitors and Attendees in Their Natural Habitat: Tools and Metrics for Analyzing Showsite Behavior to Improve Your Show.”

Mickey McManus
Chairman & Principal

In MAYA’s “kiva,” where it is, is what it is.

Nov 13 2008

The Pittsburgh Business Times interviewed Mick McManus about how MAYA’s circular “kiva” with its nearly 360-degree whiteboards (hey, we had to have a door) makes ideation sessions more fruitful (and fun). Modeled after the round ceremonial chambers of the ancient Anasazi culture of the American Southwest, MAYA’s kiva encourages both freedom of interaction and the visual expression of ideas.

Mickey McManus
Chairman & Principal

Healthcare Design ’08 - Keynote

Nov 09 2008

HEALTHCARE DESIGN 08 is the premier conference devoted to how the design of responsibly built environments directly impacts the safety, operation, clinical outcomes, and financial success of healthcare facilities now and into the future. Mickey McManus discussed the power of true Human-Centered Design as practiced in a deeply collaborative environment.

Mickey McManus
Chairman & Principal

Creative Careers Seminar, Carnegie Mellon University

Nov 07 2008

Visual designer Greg Gibilisco participated on a panel that discussed careers in “Design and Multimedia.” The seminar was designed to assist students in preparing for a career in a creative field.

Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business, University of Pittsburgh

Nov 07 2008

Mickey McManus spoke to business school students about how the key principles of design thinking can be applied to business challenges, and how MAYA is using them not only to create more satisfying user experiences but also to drive change in traditional, product-centered organizations.

Mickey McManus
Chairman & Principal

IDEA 2008, pre-conference workshop

Oct 07 2008

MAYA Human Sciences Director David Bishop and Visual Designer Paul Gould reprised their full-day, pre-conference workshop on Information Architecture at this year’s IDEA 2008 conference in Chicago.

David Bishop
Director of Human Sciences, Chief Human Scientist
Paul Gould
Senior Designer