We are a design consultancy and innovation lab.

Massive digital disruption is accelerating the pace of change, causing unbounded complexity.

We help organizations grow and thrive as complexity dominates how companies are run, the way products and services work, and the environments in which people live. MAYA exists to make users feel powerful in an era of vast interconnectivity.

We tame complexity.

We build the connected world with human-centered design, an architectural approach, and research.


We focus on people first, and form interdisciplinary teams with clients and stakeholders to create a constant feedback loop. We move iteratively from a rough proof-of-concept to an end-to-end experience with real users so that our designs satisfy, delight and inspire.


We believe that information architecture—a blueprint for the connections and patterns of interaction in a system—is critical to future-proofing a business. In complex, connected ecosystems, it’s not technology that binds products together, it’s information.


We fund research efforts so organizations can benefit from understanding the challenges and opportunities of a truly connected world. We prototype future use cases for technology— where trillions of devices communicate with each other, and with us.

Designing our Digital-Physical World
Mar 23 2017 by Kristi Woolsey

In the digital age, digital-physical environments will be key for creating the most effective environments for employees and customers.

Strategy for the Digital Age Part I—Getting to Strategy
Mar 20 2017 by Greg Gibilisco, Derek Lasher

In part one of a four part series on MAYA’s strategy practice, our lead strategists introduce their motivations for problem-solving and why MAYA goes beyond making things right.

Four Common Myths in Human-Centered Design Research
Feb 15 2017 by Brett Leber

Common traps in thinking about design research, and how to overcome them.

Join MAYA at the PACE 9th Annual Inclusive Voices Event
Mar 14 2017

We are excited to join the conversation around benefiting the Pittsburgh region at this year’s Program to Aid Citizen Enterprise (PACE) Inclusive Voices event.

MAYA Spinout Company, Rhiza, Acquired by Nielsen
Feb 27 2017

Nine years after MAYA spun out the media and consumer analytics software company, Rhiza, Nielsen acquires it to improve how media researchers understand consumer behavior using data.

Visage Receives SIGecom Test of Time Award
Jan 24 2017

Our published work in information visualizations was recognized by SIGecom for its forward-thinking approach, and proves its research is still relevant 20 years later.