The latest news from and about MAYA

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
Lead Designer & Researcher
Paul Gould
Senior Designer

Investing in Innovation

Oct 01 2008

Design and innovation reporter Reena Jana from Business Week talks about innovation during these tough economic times.

A New Era In Robotics Has Arrived!

Aug 27 2008

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.

Design Thinking in Core77

Aug 26 2008

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

Pittsburgh Technology Council: The MAYA Sign

Aug 26 2008

A Pittsburgh Technology Council blog features an article about our shiny new programmable MAYA sign.

Pop Star: Mickey McManus

Aug 20 2008

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.

Mickey McManus
Chairman & Principal