David is MAYA’s Strategic Design Lead. He focuses on helping MAYA’s clients integrate human-centered design (HCD) into their business, and elevating their maturity with respect to designing user experiences. He is a mentor, evangelist, speaker, author and facilitator—playing an integral part in advancing MAYA’s HCD expertise.
MAYA counts on David to digest complex situations, identify problems worth solving, and understand the context and ecosystem surrounding them. He has experience in data visualization and has guided clients to develop unique visualizations that help people collaborate and understand challenging issues.
David is an advocate of tracking and improving usability metrics for efficiency, effectiveness and satisfaction. He is particularly interested in the positive effects that come from having the fortitude to resist feature creep, and focusing on the features that users truly need. David also guides research at MAYA regarding new modes of user interaction and information visualization, as well as and high-ROI usability methods.
Prior to coming to MAYA in 1996, David worked for several software companies where he led product design, support, and usability efforts.
BA Applied Math/Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University
Places I’ve Lived
Quote That Inspires Me
“Quand tu veux construire un bateau, ne commence pas par rassembler du bois, couper des planches et distribuer du travail, mais reveille au sein des hommes le desir de la mer grande et large.”
Favorite Places to Visit
Books I Love
The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway.
Wind, Sand, and Stars by Antoine St. Exupery.