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.
The best way to be inclusive, equitable, and sustainable is ‘Design By’.
Most organizations ‘Design For’ the users they’re trying to engage or support. When they do so, without any feedback directly from users, their products and programs often lack product-market fit. Some user-centered organizations ‘Design With’ the input and/or participation of the users they’re trying to engage or support. If they didn't involve the right users in the right ways at the right times, their products and programs might also have product-market fit issues.
At Smith Assembly, we prefer co-creation – a process in which a product or program is to a meaningful extent ‘Designed By’ stakeholders, users, and communities. When organizations use this much more inclusive and participatory approach, and center all their experience and knowledge, solutions are more successful + impactful.CO-CREATION FUELS INNOVATION
Business owners and leaders come to us when they’re feeling concerned, stuck, or overwhelmed about their product or program. The problems they’re struggling with include…
Smith Assembly’s participatory and co-creative approach not only solves your pressing problems and improves your products and programs, but also teaches you to fish so to speak so that you and your team can solve future challenges on your own.
Our Project-Based Co-Creation and As-Needed Consultation engagements incrementally build capacity, deliver interim results, and provide meaningful outcomes and impacts. We specialize in working with diverse teams who create offerings for multicultural users.
* Products are physical or digital goods and/or services that an organization sells to its customers, while programs are services provided by an organization to its employees.
Business owners and leaders come to us when they feel understaffed in product and/or technology. The problems they’re struggling with include…
Our Interim Executive (Fractional CPO/CTO) engagements for product/technology leadership are cost-effective, incrementally build capacity, deliver interim results, and provide meaningful outcomes and impacts. We specialize in working with diverse teams who create offerings for multicultural users plus a wide variety of digital and analog technologies.