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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Design and innovation reporter Reena Jana from Business Week talks about innovation during these tough economic times.
The Wall Street Journal picked up our exciting work in Edible Robotics. It was something we did in good fun as part of something called Robot250. So, not only do we make powerful technology easy to use, we can make it edible too.
Our press release announcing the launch of a new venture specifically devoted to the emerging need for design thinking in organizations is picked up by Core77
A Pittsburgh Technology Council blog features an article about our shiny new programmable MAYA sign.
MAYA president and CEO Mickey McManus is interviewed by Pop City Pittsburgh about our vision of the future and how we help clients to prepare for it.