MAYAn Speaking Events:
MAYA CEO Mickey McManus joins designers at the Aspen Ideas Festival to talk about how great design can improve our world and our lives.
When connectivity spreads to ordinary objects and they are newly vulnerable to viruses or bad updates, complexity will be inevitable. But untamed, malignant complexity is not. Mickey McManus will speak at the RAPID 2013 Conference and Exposition in Pittsburgh, PA about the intersection of design, technology, and manufacturing in the Age of Trillions.
MAYA COO Dutch MacDonald will be a panelist at Fujitsu’s annual tech symposium where the theme is “From Clouds to Ambient Intelligence: Technologies that will Transform the Human Experience.”
The Crossland Group is hosting an interactive, dynamic, and educational event featuring Mickey McManus, who will talk about pervasive computing and how the trillions of computer nodes in the world will ultimately be connected.
Paul Gould spoke as a panelist to an audience of several hundred people working on approaches for rethinking learning environments. Then he facilitated a day-long workshop for education leaders that introduced practical methods for innovation and put participants to work generating new potential tools, service offerings, changes to how their organizations operate, and new models for education.
Mickey McManus will deliver the keynote address, “Beautiful Complexity: Design, Technology, and Industry in the Age of Trillions,” at the Society for the Advancement of Material and Process Engineering in Long Beach, CA.
Mickey McManus will deliver the keynote address at the National Center for Defense Manufacturing and Machining’s annual SUMMIT event.
Francine Gemperle will discuss how human-centered design relates to the challenges and opportunities presented by ‘Big Data’ at a special event hosted by Carnegie Mellon University’s Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Club.
Francine Gemperle will bring her knowledge and experience to the 2013 Smart Fabrics conference in San Francisco, where she will talk about human-centered design for wearability, interactivity and innovation.
Mickey McManus returns to the ad:tech Under the Influence Summit to talk about social media, technology, word of mouth at scale, the trillions of data nodes that are everyone’s future, and influencer marketing.
The web is over, it was a cute lab experiment, the sort of toy that Nature watches her children play with and laughs. Six billion mobile devices. Eight? Ten? Cute as a button. What will happen when we climb the next mountain? When instead of information being “in” computers; people, products, environments, and cultures begin to live “in” the information?
MAYA CEO Mickey McManus will present the panel Trillions: Thriving in the Emerging Information Ecology at the 2013 SXSW Interactive Festival in Austin.
MAYA CEO Mickey McManus joins copanelists at Enterprise Forum Pittsburgh for a discussion of the opportunities in big data for business, technology and design.
As a featured presenter in the iCON Speaker Series, Senior Designer Paul Gould will help inaugurate the new Center for Creativity at Allegheny Intermediate Unit by speaking to an audience of educators about design, technology, and how education will evolve in a connected world.
What happens when every thing in your world—your laundry, your kitchen, your house—streams billions of bits of information from trillions of connections, communicating with each other and with you? MAYA CEO Mickey McManus delivers the keynote at the Mobile Marketing Association’s Forum, “The Mobile Connected Life,” in San Francisco.
MAYA Fellow David Bishop will join design industry leaders at Harvard’s inaugural xDesign speaker series and design challenge. Organized by former MAYAn Roderick McMullen, the event brings together Harvard’s Business School and the Graduate School of Design to transform the university’s approach to technology, business, and design education.
MAYA’s Paul Gould will present a talk called “Risky Business: Using Human-Centered Design to Make a Better Future” (introducing design methods that help to manage risk) to hundreds of high-school students interested in STEM careers at the Westinghouse Science Honors Institute.
MAYA Fellow David Bishop spoke to students of Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business and the Human-Computer Interaction Institute about applying human-centered design techniques and principles in the real world.
Mickey McManus will lead MBA students at the UCLA Anderson School of Management in a Trillions master class hosted by Professor Peter Guber, CEO of Mandalay Entertainment Group.
Technology is disrupting the way we make things at all stages of fabrication and in all industries. More and more, consumers are dictating what they see and when they see it. Mickey McManus will join TechShop CEO Mark Hatch and others to talk about customization and the future of making stuff at Autodesk University in Las Vegas.
Didn’t get to Vegas? Watch the video.
Thanks to technology, instant, usable, and reliable access to our memories and life experiences means living forever may not be science fiction much longer. Surrounded by a sea of information, how do we weave this “data” into something more than the sum of its parts? Mickey McManus and co-panelists will discuss “Immortality for Fun and Profit” at Techonomy Tucson.
MAYA co-founder and principal Joe Ballay will speak on design issues from the new book Trillions at the Syracuse University Department of Industrial and Interaction Design, in addition to guest-teaching courses in Drawing and Form, October 30 – November 1.
Trillions Authors on Essential Pittsburgh
Pete Lucas and Mickey McManus will visit Essential Pittsburgh for a vibrant discussion about the future of computing live on the air at 12:00 on October 29th at WESA 90.5 FM, Pittsburgh’s NPR news station. Join the conversation!
Mickey McManus will visit Princeton University’s Keller Center for Innovation in Engineering Education to talk about Trillions and the emerging value at the intersection of technology, business, and design. Mickey will also be stopping by John Danner’s course, “Ventures to Address Global Challenges,” a look at how entrepreneurial ventures can address major global challenges.
What will mobile mean for businesses in a world where there are at least a trillion embedded computers—where consumers actually live IN the information? Register for a webinar presented by Mickey McManus with the Mobile Marketing Association on October 17th for a discussion of the rise of “T-Commerce” and its potential impact on mobile marketers.
In a world with trillions of embedded computers, utilities and policy-makers will have to think beyond the smart grid to a system whose enormity we’re just starting to contemplate. Mickey McManus will explore the ramifications of a trillion node network as the keynote speaker at GridWeek 2012’s Taming Complexity general session.
What does digital word-of-mouth marketing look like in a massively connected world, where your laundry talks to your washing machine and can influence point of purchase decision-making? Mickey McManus will sit down for an interview with Christine Osekoski, publisher of Fast Company, at AdWeek’s inaugural Under the Influence Summit in New York on October 1, 2012 to talk Trillions.
MAYA co-founder and principal Pete Lucas will present a lecture called “Information Ecology, Design, and the age of Trillions” at Carnegie Mellon University’s Human-Computer Interaction Institute on September 26, 2012.
Mickey McManus will speak at the 2012 Blouin Creative Leadership Summit in New York, September 20-21, 2012. The Blouin Summit is an annual think-tank forum organized by the Louise Blouin Foundation in strategic partnership with the United Nations Office for Partnerships.
At the 8th International Conference on Design & Emotion in London this September, Lauren Chapman will talk about the importance of peer support in the diagnosis and management of type 2 diabetes. She will discuss how she used human-centered design methods to tackle this challenge in her graduate thesis, “Design for Chronic Illness: Exploring Service Systems & New Technologies for Patients with Type 2 Diabetes.”
MAYA’s Joe Morgano will be a guest on AIGA Pittsburgh’s new podcast, Creative Briefs. The program invites creative professionals to talk about their processes, philosophies, and attitudes about design.
MAYA co-founder and principal Joe Ballay will participate in a panel called “Beyond the Traditional Structure: One Concept for an Alternative Future for Industrial Design Education,” at the Industrial Designers Society of America international conference in Boston on August 15, 2012. Joe and his co-panelists will share one proposal for a new approach for research universities. It is intended to start conversations, elicit opinions and motivate others through ongoing post-event discussions.
Challenges/Successes in Service Design for Health Care
Lauren Chapman presented her experience applying human-centered design processes to projects focused on chronic illness at the 4th International Conference on Applied Human Factors and Ergonomics in San Francisco. She was part of a panel discussing the “Challenges/Successes in Service Design for Health Care” held July 23, 2012. The panel included several international experts, who talked about new approaches to healthcare solutions through public policy, new technologies, service designs and business models.
The conference provides an international forum for the dissemination and exchange of scientific information on a wide range of topics such as physical, cognitive, social and organizational ergonomics; cross-cultural aspects of decision making; human digital modeling; effective and pleasurable design; and the human side of service engineering.
QR codes, RFID tags, GPS tracking, temperature and motion sensors… More and more packaging incorporates technology that collects, transmits, or communicates with consumers, retailers, and manufacturers. To truly capitalize on these opportunities, brands need to understand the difference between bolting a bit of technology to a box and designing intelligent packaging that thrives in an information-rich ecosystem. MAYA Fellow David Bishop and Maeve Keane of our partners PDD spoke at the PACE Forum in Miami about the challenges and opportunities of designing intelligent packaging in a connected world.
Paul Gould and Lauren Chapman conducted a LUMA Institute 2-day Human-Centered Design workshop in May for Healthcare Innovation by Design (HIxD) members participating in the organization’s Certified Healthcare Design and Experience Innovator program. The workshop was a key component of a fuller healthcare design curriculum offered by HIxD. Workshop participants learned how to apply various human-centered design methods to drive innovation in the healthcare space.
MAYA Fellow David Bishop believes that the next generation of citizens needs help in leapfrogging over the basics to become creative, agile, critical, collaborative, and resilient thinkers. The way to achieve this lies in radically innovating education to include design as a way of thinking.
In his talk on March 31 entitled “Design Literacy: Helping Topple the World,” David spoke about the importance of learning design thinking in addition to so-called “STEM” subjects (science, technology, engineering, and math) The IDSA Conference ran March 30-31.
Mickey McManus, MAYA’s CEO, will talk about the “disruptors” in health care delivery
for providers and health care companies and the impact of an empowered patient at the Global Leadership Summit, which is geared to senior-level executives in the retail, professional, lab and supplier sectors of the optical industry.
Paul Gould presented a talk called “Do Over!” to an audience of STEM-oriented high school juniors from all over Western Pennsylvania, introducing them to how designers work in iterative cycles of inquiry and testing.
David Bishop, MAYA Fellow in Human Sciences, gave a joint keynote presentation with London’s PDD Group, with whom we have a strategic alliance. MAYA and PDD spoke about “Intelligent Packaging in a Connected World” at the PACE (Packaging And Converting Executives) Forum in London on February 9. The MAYA/PDD alliance was formed to bring superior connected experiences to companies across the globe.
Learn how Lauren Chapman, MAYA Designer & Researcher, prepares for the future of design. Lauren was one of several February panelists at the Carnegie Mellon University School of Design Lecture Series, Design the Future, where designers shared their individual visions of how design can shape our world.
David Bishop, MAYA’s Fellow in Human Sciences, spoke about how we found our national success at the Pittsburgh Technology Council’s “Creative Clash! The Future of Creativity, Technology and a New Innovation Community in Pittsburgh.” The event was held at the Carnegie Museum of Art and explored Pittsburgh’s history and future as a key innovator at the intersection of art and technology.
MAYA co-founder Peter Lucas presented a demo on “Scripting a Radically Distributed World: Recursively-nested Visual Dataflow Programming for Pervasive Computing” at the Posters and Demonstrations Dinner that was part of the IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing. The dinner took place at Carnegie Mellon University, and was part of an IEEE conference that runs from September 18-22 in Pittsburgh.
Also, on September 19 at 9:10 a.m., Peter participated on a panel discussing and showing examples of “Successful Visual and End-User Programming Systems.”
Mickey McManus emphasized the importance of teaching design at a young age when he was a panelist at the Art & Design: Being in the World session on September 19 in New York City. The panel discussed the role of education with respect to innovation and creativity. The Blouin Summit is an annual think-tank forum organized by the Louise Blouin Foundation in strategic partnership with the United Nations Office for Partnerships.
John Crowley, head of MAYA’s Engineering Group, was one of three people selected from among 40 applicants to present an iSpot (5-minute spot) during the Community Interventions Session on September 13. John will demonstrate MAYA’s Food Oasis project, an SMS-based virtual grocery marketplace. (For more information about Food Oasis go to http://foodoasis.maya.com.)
Mickey McManus will participate in the August 2011 IDEAS Series Workshop in San Francisco, CA. He will address the social implications of design.
IDEAS is a series of invitation-only workshops sponsored by Autodesk, Inc.. They are aimed at thought leaders from industry and academia who explore design and innovation as a strategic differentiator.
IDSA Western Pennsylvania Chapter
Mickey McManus will talk about Taming Complexity and the Future of Connected Products and Experiences at an event sponsored by the Western PA chapter of IDSA.
Where: Pittsburgh Technology Council office
2000 Technology Drive #100
Mickey McManus delivered a “flash of genius” session at this Economist event, which took place in Santa Clara, California.
Mickey McManus was a keynote speaker at the Connectivity Week 2011 conference “Smart Grid, Beyond the Grid,” in Santa Clara, CA. Mickey talked about what we can do with the deluge of information coming from machines and the need for managing complexity.
Francine Gemperle, senior researcher in our Human Sciences Group, joined Lawrence Murphy, chief designer at GE Healthcare, to facilitate a demonstration of how to use MAYA’s instaKIVA® . They did this with 2 groups of 12 conference attendees who focused on how to improve the patient experience. Francine also did a panel on the role of design in creating the patient experience, and she presented “tools you can use tomorrow” to the audience.
Dutch MacDonald, MAYA’s VP of Operations/COO (and resident architect) moderated a panel discussion about Evidence-Based Design at AIA’s Build Pittsburgh. The event took place at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center.
Mickey McManus was a presenter at this event.
“TEDxCMU is a conference at Carnegie Mellon University that brings together some of the world’s most bold and innovative thinkers to give the talk of their lives.”
Mickey McManus participated in the Rotman School’s Design Thinking Experts Speaker Series. The topic of his session was “How Design Thinking Can Drive Innovation.” His talk was open to the public and attended by the Toronto business community, in addition to Rotman’s MBA students and faculty.
Paul presented a talk about “Designing the Human Experience” to a crowd of more than 400 students who have demonstrated a strong interest in science and engineering.
Dutch MacDonald, MAYA’s COO, is one of 10 “opinionated souls” who each had 3 minutes to offer up a thought-provoking concept that examines change in Pittsburgh and how we approach it.
CityLIVE is a free monthly series of events that take place at the New Hazlett Theater at 6:30 p.m.
Mickey McManus spoke to Princeton students (freshmen through grad students) in a campus-wide course called “Ventures to Address Global Challenges.”
Canadian Task Force on Payments System
Mickey McManus gave a roundtable presentation to leaders of industry, including those from major Canadian banks and other financial institutions. He challenged assumptions, emphasizing the importance of designing for a satisfying user experience. The Task Force was appointed by the Minister of Finance of Canada to make recommendations on the future of the Canadian payments system in light of technological and other changes.
Mickey McManus joined a worldwide celebration for designers when he presented at Pecha Kucha Night Pittsburgh at The Grey Box Theatre. Pecha Kucha Night happens each year in hundreds of cities, where young designers network and presenters share their stories, collections, products, and/or work—in 6 minutes and 40 seconds.
Cusp Conference 2010 - "The Design of Everything"
Mickey McManus was a presenter at the Cusp Conference held at the Museum of Contemporary Art Theater in Chicago, September 22-23. The conference provides a broad framework for discussion about a wide range of ideas and topics related to “the design of everything.” Mickey talked about biomimicry and its role in taming the complexity of the trillion node world.
Keynote: Aspen Ideas Festival
Mickey McManus was a keynote speaker at the 2010 Aspen Ideas Festival. The Festival is a conversation-packed exploration of some of the most important ideas and pressing issues the world faces. Presented by the Aspen Institute and The Atlantic magazine, the Festival strives to highlight the ideas of a diverse group of experts at the forefront of their fields and of leaders whose actions are changing the world.
Conference Board Future of Business Roundtable
Mickey McManus presented “The Pressure to Innovate” at the Conference Board Conference Center in New York City. The Future of Business Roundtables are a series of two one-day senior executive roundtables for senior executives. Participants will discuss and debate strategies for meeting challenges in 2010 and beyond.
Bill Lucas of LUMA Institute conducted a workshop entitled “Look with care and make things better (ASAP).”
Mickey McManus participated in this exciting inaugural event for senior-level executives on March 24 at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley. He spoke on a panel called “The Hybrid Problem Solver,” which focused on design thinking and beyond. In addition, Mickey designed and led incubator/problem-solving sessions where teams develop new solutions to current problems.
World Healthcare Innovation and Technology Congress
Mickey McManus co-presented “Complexity and Functionality vs. Usability and Usefulness: Are We Seeing a Hobson’s Choice in Healthcare?” at WHIT’s Consumer Connectivity Summit. His co-presenter was Jay Srini, Chief Innovation Officer, Information Services Division of UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center).
Designmatters Lecture: University of Illinois Urbana-Champagne
Designmatters is dedicated to exploring the intersection between design, technology and business, with the view that achieving synergy between those three components is essential for success in designing products, services and experiences and for the creation of successful business developments.
Mickey McManus talked about how MAYA Design tames the complexity of powerful technology to make people feel super human.
AIA Build Pittsburgh 09
Dutch MacDonald and David Bishop taught a course entitled “Human-Centered Design in the Built Environment.” They covered the basic philosophy and techniques behind designing spaces from a human-centered perspective, and showed architects how to focus on the user as well as the physical elements of space.
RSA Conference 2009
Mickey McManus presented “Team-based Innovation” at the RSA Innovation Sandbox at RSA Conference 2009 in San Francisco. The Sandbox is a half-day event focused on the future of innovation security.
Keynote, Economist CIO Forum
Mickey McManus was a keynote speaker at the Economist CIO Forum in New York City. He spoke to an elite group of chief information officers and senior IT leaders about how the computing establishment is about to face a monumental “innovator’s dilemma,” but few people even realize it.
Paul Gould co-taught a workshop about “Space, Time and the Attendee,” showing how attendees at trade shows are affected by physical space and time constraints.
Tepper School of Business
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 Speaks on Pittsburgh Technology Council's TechVIBE Radio 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.
Listen to the Interview (15mb, mp3)
Mick 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.”
Healthcare Design '08 - Keynote
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. Mick McManus discussed the power of true Human-Centered Design as practiced in a deeply collaborative environment.
Creative Careers Seminar, Carnegie Mellon University
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
Mick 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.
DARPA Digital Object Storage and Retrieval (DOSR) Workshop
MAYA Founder Peter Lucas was invited to present a talk on “The Universal Database: Data Persistence Through Fine-grained Mutable Data Objects and Massive Symmetrical Replication.”
The Heart of Design
This keynote address summarized MAYA’s design processes and encouraged campers to earnestly embrace the “Design with Conscience” project theme.
MAYA CEO Mickey McManus released two new research papers about Human-Centered Design within the Exhibition Industry at ECEF 2008. This research was co-sponsored by The ExpoGroup.
Design with Care: Attending to People in the Age of Pervasive Computing
This lecture concluded the UX@UC: Laundry Charrette, a 2-day studio workshop on the subject of designing for user experience. Bill talked about the principles and practices of MAYA Design and spotlighted student work from the workshop.
Sparking Innovation: Stories of Interaction Design for Industrial and Residential Electrical Systems
This talk featured two case studies from MAYA’s portfolio. An account of a dramatic re-design for an industrial-grade electrical power meter was followed by a story about the creation of a new product category for the residential market—a home awareness system that provides simple remote monitoring of ordinary household devices and systems.
cityLIVE! The Essence of Leadership
There are many kinds of leaders from all walks of life, but how does one define the qualities they all share? What inspires, what drives, what challenges someone, anyone, to become a leader?
DARPA Distinguished Speaker Lecture
Peter Lucas was invited to present “Information Centricity: Adventures in Monomania.”
(Also presented at CHI 2007)
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Setting a New Course: Teaching Professional Engineers the Merit and Methods of Human-Centered Design
This presentation highlights a three-day, corporate education and training course. It covers the instructional design process, the corresponding syllabus, and a sampling of student work.
MAYA’s director of human sciences, David Bishop, and communication designer Paul Gould led a full-day pre-conference workshop on information architecture as part of the IDEA 2007 conference in New York City.
Exhibition and Convention Executives Forum (ECEF)
MAYA CEO Mickey McManus gave the keynote presentation about market risks and opportunities that have arisen from a convergence of disruptive technology and the need for user centered design.
MAYA founder and principal Dr. Peter Lucas talked about “Information Centricity: Adventures in Monomania” as part of a special invited session titled “Along the Path of Pervasive Computing: Selected Works in GUI and TUI Design” at CHI 2007 in San Jose, CA. Pete presented in conjunction with:
- Jake Kolojejchick, General Dynamics, Viz
- Dr. Hiroshi Ishii, Tangible Media Group, MIT
- David Rose, Ambient Devices
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.
Introduces Friedrich Fröbel’s 19th Century creation of the original kindergarten as an instructive case study for the design of experiential systems in the information age.
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.
HCI Seminar: The Pragmatics of Deep Change (An HCI Case Study)
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.
Telematics Europe 2006
In Berlin, Germany, Mick McManus joins Hakan Kostepen of Panasonic Automotive Systems America in a panel discussion on the topic of “creating consumer value for back-seat entertainment.”
Mick McManus spoke about MAYA’s Pervasive Computing Practice at this conference about the integration of digital technology in everyday life.
Paul Gould and Aradhana Goel presented a pre-conference workshop about developing an information architecture to span physical and digital environments, and how an architectural view of the world shapes user experience. It includes a series of images from two different domains (grocery and healthcare) intended to serve as the starting point for workshop exercises about the intersection of information architecture, user-experience design, and business strategy.
Paul Gould, David Bishop, and Aradhana Goel joined forces with the IA Institute to present a workshop for information architects. The workshop showed a valuable and practical approach to consider when faced with the increasingly porous boundaries between digital and physical domains.
Mickey McManus was an invited presenter for two sessions at the M2M Europe Expo in Amsterdam.