Mickey McManus claims that companies need to design two years out into the future, and that innovation and development are the key to survival in the economic downturn.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.