An elaboration of three design principles drawn from the historic story of Friedrich Fröbel’s creation of the original kindergarten. In turn, the same design principles frame a series of contemporary case studies from the portfolio of MAYA Design.
MAYA Design Fellow Bill Lucas described how characteristics of an emergent experience economy that we perceive as modern (such as mass customization and interactive media) actually echo design practices that originated in the 19th Century with Friedrich Frobel, who was a charismatic champion of “natural education” and the first to offer an interactive learning environment in the form of kindergarten.
Small piece noting openings at MAYA due to growth in our lineup of clients.
Mickey McManus joined colleagues from Viz to talk about information-centric, collaborative visualization and analysis tools for use in drug discovery.
Paul Gould used MAYA’s work with the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh as the basis for a conference presentation primarily about using information architecture as a framework for guiding the evolution of complex information spaces, but which also turned out to be a bit of a defense about assets and environments held in common. The actual presentation at the conference included several video clips, which can’t be included along with the file below because of copyright restrictions. However, the notes section of the document includes information about where these videos can be found in whole from their original sources.
Speaking for an audience at Carnegie-Mellon University, Dr. Peter Lucas used case studies of MAYA’s projects as examples of HCI-driven disruptive technologies that foment deep change and undermine the status quo of an industry.
In Berlin, Germany, Mickey McManus joins Hakan Kostepen of Panasonic Automotive Systems America in a panel discussion on the topic of “creating consumer value for back-seat entertainment.”
MAYA’s Information Commons improves bioinformatics analysis.