The latest news from and about MAYA

K through X: Elementary Principles and the Practice of Designing Experiential Systems

Feb 01 2007

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.

International Conference on Design Principles and Practice

Jan 30 2007

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.

Learning from the Creation of Kindergarten: A Case Study for Designing Experiential Systems

Jan 01 2007

International Conference on Design Principles and Practice

MAYA Design hiring as a result of new clients

Dec 20 2006

Small piece noting openings at MAYA due to growth in our lineup of clients.

World Healthcare Innovation and Technology Congress

Nov 30 2006

Mickey McManus joined colleagues from Viz to talk about information-centric, collaborative visualization and analysis tools for use in drug discovery.

Mickey McManus
Chairman & Principal

IDEA 2006

Oct 30 2006

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.

Paul Gould
Senior Designer

OOPSLA 2006 in Portland, OR

Oct 30 2006

Seung Chan Lim presented his paper describing JavaScript Dataflow Architecture (JDA) as a way to assemble Web applications using JavaScript “black boxes” scattered around the World Wide Web, even with little or no programming skill.

HCI Seminar: The Pragmatics of Deep Change (An HCI Case Study)

Oct 11 2006

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.

Peter Lucas
Founding Principal

Telematics Europe 2006

Sep 30 2006

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.”

Mickey McManus
Chairman & Principal

The Uncommon Information Commons

Aug 16 2006

MAYA’s Information Commons improves bioinformatics analysis.