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
Singled out as “one of the coolest”, the booth and audience engagement designed in collaboration with the National Additive Manufacturing and Innovation Institute for the RAPID Conference was a success.Read full article
Mickey McManus explores the role that connectivity can play in crystallizing a world-changing transition in the economics at the base of the pyramid.Read full article
MAYA CEO Mickey McManus speaks with Blouin News about business and culture in the post-PC era.Watch the video
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
MAYA’s Mickey McManus joins a distinguished group of professionals advancing the role of design research in innovation at IIT’s conference in Chicago.
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.