Mickey McManus

Mickey McManus is the president and CEO of MAYA Design, a technology design consultancy and innovation lab that specializes in making complex technology products and information-rich environments easier to use.

As an expert in the design of satisfying user experiences, McManus is a frequent speaker on the need to include the human element in the design of products and services. He was the keynote speaker at ECEF 2007, and was an invited speaker at both the 2007 Smart Services Forum presented by Harbor Research and at the 2006 World Healthcare Innovation and Technology Congress in Washington, D.C. He also spoke at the 2005 M2M (Machine to Machine) Conferences in Amsterdam and Dallas, and at the 2004 M2M Conference in Brussels. At the Public Library Association's 10th National Conference in 2004, he co-presented "Architecting a Pleasurable User-Centered Library Experience."

Before he came to MAYA, Mick was co-founder and senior vice president of creative vision and strategy at Elan Communications, an integrated communications consultancy for clients that included Bristol Myers Squibb, MasterCard, Samsung, Nortel Networks, TiVO, and Janssen Pharmaceutica. He built the creative team that managed the concept, design, and production of the Samsung Electronics pavilion at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. The wireless telecommunications rendezvous became a destination for more than a million visitors and was listed as one of the top ten destinations during the games.

McManus graduated from the School of Art and Architecture at the University of Illinois. He holds a BFA in industrial design and extended studies in communication design and mathematics.

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