We design products and services at the intersection of information, technology, and human experience.

We tame complexity.

Taming the complexity of the connected world is an unprecedented challenge.

We aim to make users feel powerful by taming that complexity.

Powerful technology is incredibly complex. Our mission is taming that complexity so that users feel powerful. We call our approach “Taming Complexity” because we believe that the most powerful technology is only valuable if you can make it effortless and intuitive to use. Rather than asking people to become computer literate, the future must be made human literate. Successful products, services, environments, and experiences will do just that, using computing in context to hide, and tame, that complexity for their customers. Our work ranges from the redesign of existing products and services, to designing new connected experiences, to helping our clients be more innovative within their own teams.

This is how we do it.

Human Centered

MAYA focuses on the user first, instead of the technology. We move iteratively from a rough proof of concept to the end-to-end experience with real users so that our designs satisfy, delight and inspire.


It’s critical to invest in information architecture—a blueprint for the connections and patterns of interaction in a system—because in complex, connected ecosystems, it’s not technology that binds products together, it’s information.


The age of products, services, or environments that stand alone is over. We focus on the challenges and opportunities of a truly connected world, where trillions of devices communicate with each other and with us.

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The Future, Today
Apr 01 2014 by Dutch MacDonald

I look forward to leading MAYA Design into the next phase of our company’s evolution.

Dynamic Product Equilibrium
Mar 12 2014 by Mickey McManus

A MAYA Paper by CEO Mickey McManus explores the effect that feedback loops will have on product development in a connected world.

Big(ger) Data Pushes The Boundaries
Jan 09 2014 by Mickey McManus

The growth of mobile over the past two decades has been unprecedented. Device penetration, and how we have integrated mobile phones into our daily routine, has reshaped entire industries, transformed commerce and impacted our society at all levels. What’s next?

MAYA Design Names New CEO
Apr 01 2014

MAYA Design today announced that Dutch MacDonald, Chief Operating Officer since 2008, has been named President and Chief Executive Officer.

VA Tech Institute for Creativity, Arts, and Technology
Apr 09 2014

MAYA CEO Mickey McManus presents the ArtsFusion lecture on opportunities at the intersection of technology, business and design.

[MC]2 MTConnect: Connecting Manufacturing Conference
Apr 09 2014

MAYA’s Pete Lucas will talk about interoperability in the Age of Trillions at the MTConnect conference in Orlando, FL.