CALLING ALL TRAILBLAZERS.
Any entrepreneur, artist, and leader will tell you:
You need a dash of chaos to fuel the trailblazing.
To demand the innovation. To take hold of the future.
Find Opportunity in Chaos.
In response to the COVID-19 storm of possibilities,
Darte is proud to swiftly and gently turnaround and present its first...
CHAOS AND CREATION
<A Studio Class Online by Darte Design>
YOUR IDEA. YOUR COMPANY. YOUR LIFE.
LET'S RE-DESIGN IT.
DESIGN IS POWER.
By the end of this Bootcamp, you will have discovered and tested new innovations for this pandemic and be positioned to implement and impact without wasting time or money on solutions that won't work or chasing ideas that aren't going to make it.
design >>> tech >>> biz dev
This is the general arc of any idea, business, life map.
When you invest in the Design part and get it right, the rest of the project easily falls in place.
Ever lead a team?
The more clear you are on your vision and value proposition to your user (the Design part), the more efficient your technology development and business model creation will be. So save yourself and your team some time, money, and resources.
Validate your ideas and lead confidently with:
The Power of Design.
entrepreneurs, creators, opportunity seekers, change makers, lifelong learners, trailblazers.
this one's for you.
Disruptive pandemic, meet disruptive design techniques (that's Mrs. Design Thinking to you). Here is your gift to sit down, look at the horizon of opportunity ahead, and move swiftly and efficiently. Less patching. More designing. And no more wasting time and resources without proper prototyping and testing.
Got a team that's working remotely?
Don't compromise your culture or your productivity. Let your Darte Coach do the facilitating and idea generation for you.
Leverage the generous pause Mother Nature just gave you and use Darte's tools to navigate this new world of possibilities. Leveraging Design Your Life techniques with Creative Confidence and a touch of mindfulness, come design your next career path to take you to the next global crisis and beyond.
an MIT-born process for innovation—
unearth fresh new ideas, viable business opportunities, and the tools to do it again yourself.
empathy + storytelling
Walk before you run. Listen before you (design) sprint.
As much as we want to believe we're experts and know what everyone needs, we're not. Learn key listening skills to build empathy from users that need your help or clients that need your company to act for them.
idea creation (with problem identification)
Ideas are cheap. Don't waste your time and resources during these scarce times. Put the hard work upfront and let Darte help you identify the right problem so we can make sure to Solve the right problem.
P.S. Do you know how creative you are?
Let Darte help you find: What is your Most Critical Question? What is the minimum you need to do to test your idea? How can you strategically communicate to learn more and have users guide YOU?
OK. Cool. Now—
Can you show me your idea? In 3D? Can you build it out of your materials at home? What can you use from the recycling bin or the donation pile?
Get ready to inaugurate your own prototyping studio at home.
testing + Consulting
Testing your idea, learning from your user feedback, re-imagining your next steps. Design is all about iteration: what stays and what goes? What is the next strategic move to grow your idea? Peer-based problem-solving means there is always someone looking out for you from another perspective. That's good. You want that at this stage, believe it or not. An idea is *always* ready for feedback (it could just be *more* ready..
STRAP IN, YOU'RE IN FOR A RIDE. IN OUR STUDIO BOOTCAMP, YOU'LL GET:
tools for tomorrow
We'll teach you how to think through the design thinking approach so that you're confident doing it yourself and adapting to new challenges next time you're in the field.
Leverage Darte's 8+ years of experience spreading design thinking throughout the world through coaching, facilitation, and connection-making.
certificate of design thinking foundations
Show off to your boss what you were up to while others were binging Tiger King: saving the world (nbd) and Zooming over to MIT's campus for a Studio Course (also nbd).
One-on-One Coaching with custom exercises and modifications to meet your goals so that you don't overexert and hurt your back, or worse, waste time and resources chasing the wrong problem.
Gain access to Darte's MIT-born international network and get matched with your next user, mentor, or co-founder.
A safe space
Make your mistakes in Studio, go through the motions in a full round of design thinking—mess up all you want— then go out there and TRAILBLAZE, with confidence.
UPDATE: We are currently booking Private Sessions for Team Bootcamps.
This gives teams individualized attention and topical focus for how to integrate design thinking in their specific organization.
Tell us about your team, what's driving you, and what's hard right now and then—
Freshly minted Certificate of Design Thinking Foundations upon completion.
This Bootcamp is designed as an investment of 12-20 hours over the course of a week.
Class schedule and topic focus is adjustable to the needs of the team.
Sample schedule (in ET):
Personal Training Coaching Sessions (aka Office Hours) by appointment
Continued support on your design thinking integration journey is available after the Bootcamp.
Your company culture.
Your team's productivity.
don't let it be compromised.
The sudden shift in working from home can compromise your team's success.
Take the load off—
Let Darte facilitate your team's journey from brainstorming to prototyping so you can focus on using your Unique insight.
Continued support after the Bootcamp available.
on the frontlines,
Jessica Artiles knows it well: Design is Power.
As the Founder and Chief Design Officer of Darte Design, she coaches and co-creates with businesses and change-makers on how to use design-based approaches to increase the impact of their ideas.
Her new Design-Empowered Leadership models focus on a ∏-based, or two-pronged approach—at once analytical and creative; at once logical and intuitive— and go on to integrate mindfulness-based strategies alongside a hands-on approach to leveraging your intuition, especially in the workplace!
Jessica believes everyone is born thinking like a designer— she just helps you shake off the dust and stretch back into it.
During her Master’s Thesis at MIT she invented The DesignShop, a process to shorten the time by which someone begins to think and problem-solve like a designer, and then traveled the world spreading design thinking and other hacks. Combined with her certification as a Reiki Apprentice Healer, she challenges her clients to incorporate a balanced, holistic approach to the ancient human experience of creativity and solving problems until they can connect with a methodology and process that rings true and resonates with them.
Jessica was named one of Boston’s Latino 30 Under 30 in recognition as a “Most Influential Leader” and lives with her husband as Graduate Resident Advisors in the world’s greatest playground— MIT— running experiments with her students in residential-based learning, culture, and community mobilization. Catch her offline hosting Thoughts Over Tea in her home studio or running with her sheltie, Chuli (she’s a good girl!).
Book some Playtime
meet her at darte's open online STUDIO hours
IF WE CAN DANCE, WE CAN DESIGN.
DARTE IS QUARANTINED AT HOME— AT MIT. AND HONESTLY, IT'S EXCITING. WHILE PARTS OF CAMPUS ARE BUSY LOOKING FOR A CURE, AND OTHERS ARE DESIGNING NEW PPE FACE SHIELDS TO MEET DEMAND, THIS STUDIO IS DOING EXACTLY WHAT DARTE WAS MADE TO DO: TO GIVE PEOPLE THE POWER OF DESIGN. THE POWER TO CREATE AND IMAGINE A NEW WORLD, UNABASHEDLY, BECAUSE WE KNOW THAT by JUST STICKING TO THE PROCESS, WE'RE NOT GOING TO LET YOU WASTE TIME OR MONEY OR ENERGY CHASING IDEAS THAT WON'T WORK. SO YOU CAN DREAM ON. AND WE'LL HELP YOU MAKE THE MOST OF THIS PANDEMIC.
LET'S NOT WASTE THIS CRISIS.
LET'S CREATE, TOGETHER.
BY THE END OF THIS WEEK, YOU'LL HAVE DISCOVERED AND TESTED NEW OPPORTUNITIES TO INNOVATE IN THIS PANDEMIC AND BE POSITIONED TO IMPLEMENT WITHOUT WASTING TIME OR MONEY ON SOLUTIONS THAT WON'T WORK OR CHASING IDEAS THAT AREN'T GOING TO MAKE IT.
DESIGN HACKATHONS, DESIGN WORKSHOPS, DESIGN SPRINTS. CALL IT WHAT YOU LIKE, DARTE HAS 8+ YEARS OF EXPERIENCE DOING VERSIONS OF THESE ALL OVER THE WORLD WITH FOR ALL KINDS OF BACKGROUNDS. THE ONE THING OUR PARTICIPANTS HAVE IN COMMON? THEY'RE PASSIONATE ABOUT MAKING SOMETHING BETTER.
IF YOU'RE LIKE US, YOU'RE ALSO EAGER TO HELP.
DARTE BOOTCAMPS GIVE PARTICIPANTS THE POWER TO SEE THE WORLD THROUGH A DESIGN LENS: TO LISTEN, TO BRAINSTORM, AND TO MOVE LIKE A DESIGNER. TO THINK LIKE A DESIGNER.
LET DARTE GIVE YOU THE POWER TO DESIGN YOUR WAY THROUGH THIS PANDEMIC AND INTO A SECURE FUTURE.
LET DARTE HELP YOU HELP OTHERS.
SEE YOU IN THE STUDIO.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
“Jessica has a way of commanding the space and turning it over so that others may shine through. She facilitated our group's generation of creative thoughts, our sharing of deep, personal biases, and our unearthing of our shared values that came together into a beautifully planned activity— in just a matter of hours!
Jessica is one of these lights that is able to capture your spirit and help you transmit your power, your energy, your own light, into the situation. She holds up a mic to people's hearts and turns that data into tangible outcomes that are accessible and ready to connect with others.”