Methodologies
& MODELS

A fundamental aspect of Volta’s work is dedicated to the design of specific methodologies and models that innovate and respond to today’s technological and economic demands. This development thrives through design education workshops and creative leadership development where Volta’s multidisciplinary team of designers, researchers and educators teach the methods and processes for generating on-demand creativity and sparks of insight that drive disruptive innovation.

Our Approach

Volta's approach has been established in collaboration with thought-leaders and innovators from across industry and the frontiers of academia.

Originally designed to help emerging startups by offering assistance in understanding the first year of creating and growing a business, and for established businesses, the methodologies offering opportunities to facilitate the realignment of vision and goals. This approach has evolved into a scalable framework that arms organizations with the power of value creation.

UX & Visual Communication

Beyond our expertise in UX / UI, product development, branding and other visual design goodness, we at Volta, like to push the boundaries of visual communication. Our organization’s aim is to foster the conditions for creativity and innovation, enabling the stakeholders to see their assets, resources and opportunity spaces. We build awareness by assessing capacities within communities, visualizing these capacities and transforming them into conversations.

Research & Strategy

Volta embraces a human-centered design approach, an approach that digs into areas like the exploration of behaviors, needs, wants… and is grounded in quality, contextual research. This process makes for better problem-solving and creates more successful and meaningful design solutions.

Social Innovation

Beyond our commercial work, Volta Collaborative stays dedicated to social innovation where our work addresses areas of both domestic and international social concern. We address global concerns at a local level, recognizing that those economic and ecological challenges are rooted in social realities that require holistic, abductive reasoning.

Impact Design

Volta embraces a more open approach wherein different design disciplines collaborate to find solutions, tapping into design thinking & utilizing new technology to impact the worlds of renewable energy, education and community development.

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Design Thinking, Workshops and Leadership Development

A fundamental aspect of Volta’s work is dedicated to the design of specific methodologies and models that innovate and respond to today’s technological and economic demands. This development thrives through design education workshops and creative leadership development where Volta’s multidisciplinary team of designers, researchers and educators teach the methods and processes for generating on-demand creativity and sparks of insight that drive disruptive innovation.

Volta's JETPACK for Emerging Start-Ups and Established Business

JETPACK is a business model innovation for emerging start-ups and established businesses. JETPACK is intended to offer insight into creating, developing and growing a business. It also serves to facilitate the realignment of vision and goals.

JETPACK uses a holistic methodology to assess, develop and commercialize sustaining ventures to invigorate and empower.

Refresh and Retool: Volta's Disruptive Innovation Bootcamp

The Refresh and Retool workshop is intended to provide mid-career professionals and young professionals with the tools and knowledge to be indispensible to their organizations. The program immerses participants in a proven, repeatable process for generating sparks of insight and transforming them into game-changing opportunities. Participants will learn to lead the creative process that drives innovation through the planning and execution of hands on fieldwork


Design

As design takes on a more humanistic approach, focusing on experience creation connected to human need, rather than simply artifact creation, considerable transformation in practice is demanded. In The Power of Design, Richard Farson says, “every act of design reinforces or redistributes power.” Further, It can either “increase or reduce the freedom and leverages of individuals or groups”. Designs (conscious or inadvertent) can either liberate or constrain those influenced by them.

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