News / Articles archive
Measuring usability and user satisfaction is a best practice and a key to success, but our experience is that few projects advance to the point where they’re accomplishing this — measuring usability or acting on what they learn. Unfortunately, there is no simple recipe or silver bullet, but even the effort put into determining what’s important will be valuable to your design process.Read full article
The Pittsburgh Business Times listens in on MAYA Fellow David Bishop’s presentation to the PA Business Technology Conference.Read the story
MAYA’s Matt Casebeer sat down at WESA, Pittsburgh’s NPR news station, for a conversation about open source design.Listen to the program
MAYA Design is working to give every man, woman, and child on the planet a superpower.Read the article
A number of articles this year about a touch interface called “unintuitive,” “time consuming,” and “impossible to comprehend” gets me thinking about some lessons that can be learned. (Although I’m tempted to be quite snide and say, “did they not usability test this? at all?”)Read full article
If you take up a new art form, even if you fail to become extremely proficient, you may notice a change in how you perceive the world. I am not a particularly adept photographer, but I’ve spent enough time learning to understand the medium that it has affected my vision: I see light and shadow and geometry now in a way different from how I saw them before.Read full article
MAYA Speaks archive
Mickey McManus will be talking about the Third Industrial Revolution at this regional sustainability conference.
MAYA CEO Mickey McManus joins a distinguished panel at the Defense Manufacturing Conference in Orlando to talk about the interdependence of manufacturing and innovation.
Architect and MAYA COO Dutch MacDonald is moderating a cityLAB brainstorming session about the small house movement in Pittsburgh.