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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Field Notes on the Maker Movement
Jun 03 2014 by Stephen Spencer

After MakerCon and MakerFaire SF 2014, Steve Spencer shares what he sees as the emerging themes in the “maker movement” including passsion, online and shared spaces, lowering barriers, and desktop design and manufacturing.

Thoughts from CHI 2014
May 20 2014 by Sheila Christian

MAYA intern Sheila Christian went to CHI 2014 in Toronto—to accept an award!—and shares her thoughts from the conference.

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.

MAYA at Sibos Boston
Sep 30 2014

Mickey McManus joins Peter Hinssen at Sibos Boston for a keynote session about networks effects in an era of speed and scale.

TechNow 2014
Oct 14 2014

Peter Lucas will be speaking at the opening plenary session at TechNow 2014, a technology conference for nonprofits. The conference is organized by The Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management at Robert Morris University, and will be at the Regional Learning Alliance in Cranberry Township, PA.

Avonworth School District Turns Library into Learning Hub
May 14 2014

MAYA partnered with the Avonworth School District to help them turn their library into a learning hub, a new center featuring MAYA TeamBoards, collaborative space, a maker lab, and new computers.