As a human-centered innovation consultancy, Smith Assembly helps organizations evolve their design and development practices to create more successful + impactful products and programs.
Our two female co-founders are imaginative and highly-skilled engineers. We honed our expertise in both the most technologically advanced and least resourced environments of the world, as well as with renowned global organizations like MIT, Google, Starbucks, frog, and NASA.
We teach teams how to integrate inclusion, equity, and sustainability into their practices. Our participatory and co-creative approach centers the people who build, use, and are affected by a product or program. This results in organizations that disrupt the status quo and deliver exceptional products and programs for their stakeholders and humanity. Smith Assembly's ultimate purpose is to co-create solutions that enable as many people as possible in the world to thrive.
Interested? Let’s chat. We can get to know each other a bit, talk about your organization’s goals and challenges, and see how Smith Assembly can help.WHY YOU CAN TRUST SMITH ASSEMBLY
Smith Assembly is a human-centered innovation consultancy that teaches purpose-driven organizations how to co-create more successful + impactful products and programs. While you might think that our work is solely focused on improving our clients’ offerings, that’s not the case. The value of our approach is in centering the people who create, use, and are affected by the product or program and teaching our clients’ teams how to evolve their design and development practices to be more inclusive and participatory. The result is organizations that disrupt the status quo and deliver exceptional products and programs for their stakeholders and humanity.
We start with connection because it fosters inclusion, and inclusion empowers diverse thinking and produces more innovative solutions. Smith Assembly tailors our consulting services and the role we play in an engagement to best suit your unique team, goals, and needs. Our approach is participatory and co-creative — ideally involving you plus your stakeholders, users, and communities — so solutions center all their experience and knowledge. We empower and encourage you to learn as much as you can during our engagements, teaching your team how to fish so to speak, so that you can solve future challenges on your own.
Smith Assembly is founded by two women of different ages, cultures, and countries who bring their diverse perspectives and lived experiences to everything we do. We’ve been designing user experiences, developing technology solutions, and co-creating a wide variety of delightful products and programs for over 20 years. Our engagements provide you with the tools and structures you need to be more successful and have more impact in the world by showing you how to integrate inclusion, equity, and sustainability into everything you do. We also drive impact — Smith Assembly donates 5% of our revenue every year to community-led nonprofits driving local innovation, participates in 1% for the Planet, and is a Certified B Corporation™.
Like you, our clients are looking for ways to make their product or program more successful + impactful. Co-create with Smith Assembly when you need to strengthen connections within your team, achieve a challenging metric, increase resonance with a specific user group, and/or improve your social or environmental impact. During our engagement, we’ll also teach your team how to incorporate the latest best practices in usability, accessibility, inclusion, and sustainability so that you can continue to drive results long after our engagement ends.
We believe human-centered innovation is inclusive, equitable, and sustainable and makes businesses more successful + impactful.
Smith Assembly will help you disrupt the status quo and deliver exceptional products and programs for your stakeholders and humanity. The value of our approach is in centering the people who create, use, and are affected by your product or program. We show you how to evolve your organization's design and development practices to be more participatory and co-creative. By teaching you how to fish so to speak, you can continue to drive success + impact long after our engagement ends.
Smith Assembly is a Certified B Corporation™ and a Certified WBE (Women Business Enterprise). We participate in 1% for the Planet and donate an additional 5% of our revenue every year to community-led and values-aligned nonprofits driving local innovation.
In 2022, that nonprofit is OAXIN — an organization driving social and economic justice in the Mexican state of Oaxaca through a community maker space and participatory programs teaching inclusive and collaborative innovation practices.
OAXIN collaborates with a number of Oaxaca's 18 indigenous peoples including an Ikoot community in San Mateo del Mar, a Mixe community in Jaltepec de Candayoc, a Triqui community in Yosoyuxi Copala, and a Zapotec community of Santiago Suchilquitongo.
We’re committed to supporting the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals with a focus on: GOAL 5: Gender Equality, GOAL 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth, GOAL 10: Reduced Inequalities, and GOAL 13: Climate Action. The policies we enact and the metrics we measure ourselves against are aligned with B Lab’s SDG Action Manager.OUR 2021 IMPACT REPORT