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Mariana Maya López - Faculty

Mariana Maya

Mariana Maya López


Campus Queretaro, School of Architecture, Art and Design, Tecnológico de Monterrey.


Social Innovation
Systemic Design
Strategic Design
Packaging Design
Design Theory
Person-Centered Design
Experience Design



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With more than twenty years of experience in the world of design, Mariana Maya is a professor in the areas of Innovation, Social Design, User-Centered Design, and Design Theory. During her career as a teacher, she has implemented multidisciplinary projects in urban and rural areas with a high level of marginalization, aiming to strengthen the social fabric and physical infrastructure and provide the community with design tools to create sustainable models that can be replicated.

She has also led the academic coordination of Design Theory and has been in charge of the organization and management of multiple artistic and cultural projects to promote underprivileged areas in Querétaro. Professor Mariana has also actively participated in the design of study plans and has given various workshops inside and outside the Tecnológico de Monterrey.

Her international experience includes her participation in different congresses in Colombia, Spain, and the United States.

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Teaching Activities

Design Project for Social Transformation

Futurology in Industrial Design

Innovation, Design, and Business Setting

Regenerative Design

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Education and Training

Master of Visual Studies, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México

Specialty in Strategic Design, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México

Bachelor of Industrial Design, Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México

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Awards and Honors

  • Provocative Playground: Co-Design of Urban Spaces in Contexts of High Degree of Marginalization. Mariana Maya, Carlos Cobreros, Gustavo Peñaloza. Cumulus Bogota 2019 Conference.
  • Between the Ephemeral and Permanent: Regeneration of Urban Spaces in Contexts of High Degree of Marginalization. / ID 7676. EDRA Congress 2018.
  • Uso de Meccanos para la enseñanza en Ingeniería Industrial, Mecatrónica y Diseño Industrial. Carlos Alberto Glez. Almaguer, Mariana Maya. Eduardo Caballero Montes. CIIE. 2017.