New Adventures in the City of New York

It’s a new decade, and after 7 years at frog, it’s time for a new challenge. I’m excited to have started 2020 with a new job, as design lab director in the NYC Mayor’s Office of the Chief Technology Officer.

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Posted on January 6th, 2020 | Filed under: newyork, update, work

“Layers of Time” at Interaction17

Earlier this month I had the honor of speaking at IXDA’s Interaction17 conference, held this year in New York City. I gave a talk on Pace Layering and rates of change, titled “Layers of Time.”

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Posted on February 27th, 2017 | Filed under: books, design, technology, work


Mayo Nissen is a designer and strategist interested in the intersections and interplay between interaction design, service thinking, and the physical, and in developing strategies across and beyond these disciplines to leave the world in better shape than he found it. He’s lived on a boat and gone to school in a castle, as a young child spoke fluent Spanish and then forgot it all, studied design on a campus noted for its 60s brutalist architecture, and likes to have a choice between different shades of black.

He’s based in New York City. He is head of design at Reduct, and formerly led design in the NYC Mayor’s Office of the CTO and was a creative director at frog.

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