Darte serves an international and US-based market of problem-solvers putting their users at the center of their explorations. Through education, consulting, design, and research, our methods will yield better, faster results to your problems by answering, first:
What's the Most Critical Question?
MEETING & BRAINSTORMING FACILITATION
Ever use PlayClay to get your gut brain going in a brainstorming session? Our candid soft-skills make any group open up and dig deep into their collective wisdom so the insights can really start flowing. From first time brainstormers to expert creatives, Darte's customized methods adapt and cater to meet you where you are, and take off with you into the beyond.
USER RESEARCH & RAPID PROTOTYPING
We take your idea, gather user insights, and turn them into proofs of concept in our in-house prototyping studio.
Our maker space and studio combo has all the tools you need to bring your team and co-design your next solution together. Darte focuses on extracting the value of low resolution prototypes to get you faster and better quality results.
DESIGN SPRINTS & PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT THRU
# Design thinking,
# Human-Centered Design,
# Growth Mindset,
# Team Strengthening,
# Service to Executive Staff,
# Hands-On Thinking,
# Ready for Monday morning
Experience the difference of learning with Darte.
LIFE COACHING & MINDFULNESS CONSULTING
How to look outward if we haven't looked within? This branch of Darte takes the time to invest in the people solving these wicked problems and guides them through tools and mindsets that will transform their sense of inner peace and balance so they may bring their best selves to their work.
A Reiki practitioner is available to all Darte clients in the search for insight and alignment.
[PHYSICAL] USER EXPERIENCE DESIGN
What's cooler than screens? People. People in the same place who want to be there. From art galleries and art studios to makerspace-classroom challenges, Darte will make your time with your audience unforgettable. Like this dress projector at our Mental Health & Wellness Art Gallery. Who does that?
Darte does that.
MAKERSPACE DESIGN & IMPLEMENTATION
Ever build a makerspace for toddlers? We did. Then we designed the programming and stuck around to see the first prototype shine. From teacher training on how to ask better questions to encouraging trial and error while they're still refining motor skills and learning about failure, Darte's comprehensive installation— and attention to capacity building— meant that the makerspace camp is 4 years strong—and counting!
We value the importance of going back in to explore ways that nurture our roots through our mission statement: Transforming our Communities through Care and Conviction.
We work with community partners to design experiences that will bring their mission and vision to life, and perhaps spread a little design power along the way.
Got an idea for an art gallery or festival or ________?
We'd love to hear it!
education & consulting
finance & system dynamics
branding & marketing
art & exhibition
research & academia
Product Design Consulting, Hardware, Software, Services and Experience Design Prototyping, System Optimization, User-Centered Design Research, Education Design, Storytelling, Spirituality and Mindfulness Adoption
Selected Clients we've Played with
- The Office of the President of MIT
- Credit Suisse
- Koru Strategy
- The MIT Edgerton Center
- Beyond the Agency
- OpenMind::OpenArt Gallery
- The MIT Teaching Systems Lab
- Seven Arrows Academy
-Meadowbrook K-8 School of Weston
- Greater Lawrence Technical School
- Boston Society of Architects
- Moonshot Academy, Beijing
- Catalyst Education Lab, Hong Kong
- Mingdao High School, Taiwan
- Mujeres Solares, Nicaragua
- Estácio de Sá, Rio de Janeiro
- KLE Technological University, India
- Universidad Tecnológica de Bolívar, Colombia
- TEDx, Brasil
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.”