Jeff Maki helps public and private organizations deliver better services to customers. He is especially interested in cross-sector partnerships, capacity building and design-minded thinking. Past clients include MTA/New York City Transit, NASA's Ames Research Center, The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and others.

Jeff's creative practice—a conversation with his professional practice—interrogates the city and technology, critically examining the structures in which we live and work.

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MTA Bus Time

MTA Bus Time is the official, real-time bus tracking system for MTA/New York City Transit. To be launched in all five boroughs April 2014.

As OpenPlans, in collaboration with MTA and Cambridge Systematics.

Who Decides?

Who Decides Where The Subway Goes? is a 15 week "urban investigation" summarized in a tabloid newspaper telling the story of the 7 Line extension.

As Publicworks Office, for The Center For Urban Pedagogy, with students from the New Design High School.

7 Line Procession

The 7 Line Procession is a performance to deliver a gift to the individuals responsible for the 7 Line extension. Inspired by the work of Francis Alÿs.

As Publicworks Office, for The Center For Urban Pedagogy, with students from the New Design High School.

Sound Transit

An open-source trip planning interface for one of Seattle's regional transportation providers, Sound Transit.

As OpenPlans, in collaboration with Sound Transit, AnthroTech, and The Trapeze Group.

walk-shed

walk-shed (re)imagines New York City's sidewalk shed deployments as one integrated system to protect pedestrians from the elements: sun, rain, snow or (as originally imagined) falling bricks.

Presented as part of Conflux 2012, curated by Christina Ray and Angela Washko.

walk-shed

walk-shed

walk-shed

walk-shed

Cannes Touchwall

The Cannes Touch Wall is a custom-built, RFID-enhanced, 12' multi-touch digital wayfinding experience for visitors to the 2010 Cannes festival. Software helps locate venues, discover events and make connections between friends.

With Schematic.

Cannes Touchwall

Cannes Touch Wall

workworkwork

An exploration of the changing nature of work, power and value exchange as told through the story of consumer electronics, marketplaces, the steam engine and global supply chains.

Presented as part of workworkwork, curated by Chad Stayrook. As Publicworks Office, with Kevin Webb.

workworkwork

workworkwork

workworkwork

workworkwork

5 Cents

5 Cents is a speculative public service offering refunds for certain "returnable containers" (empty bottles and MetroCards) along the 4 line, from Woodlawn to Crown Heights.

Presented at a Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Swing Space project curated by Katarina Jerinic and Naomi Miller. As Publicworks Office.

5 Cents

5 Cents

MapHub

MapHub is a wiki-like, community-editable map for sharing tacit knowledge and stories about local places.

Developed at, and with support from, the STUDIO For Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University. As Carbon Defense League.

MapMover

MapMover is a robotic sculpture and telephone-based audio collection system that shares aural cityscapes captured by contributors in Pittsburgh with visitors to The Center for Art and Media (ZKM) in Karlsruhe, Germany.

Exhibited as part of "Making Things Public", curated by Bruno Latour and Steve Dietz. As Carbon Defense League, with Standard Robot and HiFade.

Neighborhood Nets

SensorCity is a sensor-augmented bike ride and map-based visualization of collected noise, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and nitrous oxide levels along one path through the City of Pittsburgh.

A collaboration with Neighborhood Networks, a project of Carnegie Mellon's CREATE Laboratory.