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.

Human-Centered
Design

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.

Architectural
Approach

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.

Research

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.

LIGHTIME: Envisioning Art through Design
Sep 28 2016

When creative thinkers needed to tame the artistic process, our human scientists brought a new perspective to the Carnegie Museum of Art and the Hillman Photography Initiative’s latest exhibition.

Why MAYA Design is Partnering with Shopify Plus

Being a Shopify Plus Partner enables MAYA Design to provide innovation and design services to organizations that are looking to get started with ecommerce.

An IoT Authoring Tool for a Connected Future
Sep 14 2016

MakerSwarm proves essential in bringing usability to Bosch and Carnegie Mellon University’s Smart Campus Initiative.

MAYA Design Enters Partnership with Shopify Plus for Enterprise
Sep 23 2016

MAYA Design announces partnership with Shopify Plus.

11 Principles to Guide HMI Design for Critical Drilling Equipment
Aug 31 2016

11 principles to keep in mind when applying Human-Machine Interface design to drilling equipment from the MAYA team who worked with Transocean via drillingcontractor.org.

Insider vs. Outsider Data Security Threats
Aug 24 2016

MAYA Chief Technologist, Jeff Senn, weighs in on internal vs. external data security debate for DigitalGuardian.com