The latest news from and about MAYA

PepsiCo asks, “What If” at South by Southwest with help from MAYA

Mar 16 2012

Visitors to the digital festival, South by Southwest, were treated to a host of ways to explore PepsiCo’s “What if?” theme for envisioning digital innovation. Both Matt Casebeer of MAYA Designs and David Weiner, Manager of Global, Digital and Social Media at PepsiCo were interviewed on how attendees were engaged in novel ways, using digital technology and how the companies worked together to make it happen.


Mar 12 2012

PepsiCo’s interactive Zeitgeist Phone Booth captured the attention of visitors to the 2012 South by Southwest Festival. PepsiCo provides an inspiring look at the way technology could soon transform our future consumer engagements. MAYA helped the PepsiCo team develop the Zeitgeist experiences based on the theme of “What If.”

PACE Forum in London

Feb 09 2012

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.

David Bishop
Strategic Design Lead

Preparing for the Future of Design

Feb 08 2012

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.

Lauren Chapman
Human Scientist

Creative Clash

Jan 26 2012

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.

David Bishop
Strategic Design Lead

MAYA Announces New Roles to Further Advance Human-Centered Design

Nov 14 2011

To further human-centered design, David Bishop is now a MAYA Fellow and Katie Scott has assumed the role of director, Human Sciences Group.

Pittsburgh Business Times: MAYA Uses Data to Help Fight Childhood Obesity

Oct 07 2011

An article about how John Crowley and his colleagues at MAYA are creating a virtual supermarket to combat the food oasis problem.

2011 Blouin Creative Leadership Summit

Sep 19 2011

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.

Mickey McManus
BCG Senior Advisor

IEEE Symposium on VL/HCC’11

Sep 19 2011

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.

Peter Lucas
BCG Senior Advisor

MAYA Companies Moving to Downtown Pittsburgh to Accommodate Growth

Sep 13 2011

Because of MAYA’s continuing organic growth, we’ll be relocating to Downtown Pittsburgh in Spring 2012.