Our Story

Renn Scott founded Daily Goods Design Labs (DGDL) 2014,  out of a need for thoughtfully designed products focused on mobile experiences. She particularly wanted to help women maximize their abilities through stylish and fashionable wearable tech.

From the start, DGDL’s method of working has been ‘co-creative’ - meaning that both end-consumers and industry experts are part of the design process. Using this process showed us how design, fashion and technology play an important role in enabling and empowering others, especially women.

As the company evolved we began attracting clients interested in our unique approach and way of working. From initial concept to final implementation, we help clients define, ideate and work through the challenges they want to solve with a co-creative approach meaning the process includes them, their end users and industry experts. We prototype and test new ideas, discovering through research what works - and why - for the people that will use the things we create.

DGDL is increasingly recognized for the larger scope of work and unique projects that we are working on. We no longer just create products. Since May 2016 we have created our Collective arm to educate and enable by sharing trends, insights and tools with women and youth interested in integrating design and technology.

Our team is growing because we want to re-balance the fact that women are far less employed in our fields than their male counterparts. The Collective does community outreach and collaborations, as well as enhancing the core team by contributing a wide array of capabilities.

 

Our Mission

  • Make an impact through design and collaboration with others
     

  • Educate, inspire and enable others through design and technology
     

  • Build an inclusive community and create opportunities for women

How we work

We use a ‘design-thinking, human-centered’ methodology:

  • It’s a process that starts with research and observations. From there we create, make and test ideas with the client and end users. This results in a solution you can implement based on real, not presumed, needs
     

  • It leverages a multidisciplinary approach where everyone has a role to play. We establish a shared language and buy in amongst your team and community
     

  • It fosters collaboration and a culture of innovation by encouraging multiple ways to approach the same problem

 

 

Introduction to core team.
Introduction to the collective team.

Get in touch with us to learn more about our projects.

More about our events, workshops, innovative tool kits and make-a-thons.

 

 

CLIENTS and partners

List of our valued partners.

 

Our Values

Inspire

  • Shares insights, trends and new marketing opportunities within a network of women entrepreneurs that are engaged and active in their community in Ontario and outwardly in Canada.
     
  • Share knowledge of our ‘Design Thinking Human Centered’ methodology, and our  Co-Create with Women Best Practices in multimodal forms (digital and physical) which allows us to enable all women including those with disabilities and senior women.

Educate & Enable

  • Educate women on existing resources and programs within the Ontario entrepreneurial ecosystem.
     
  • Connect women with mentors, coaches or other service providers helping them transition from the startup stage to the growth stage.

Create Awareness

  • Educate women on existing resources and programs within the Ontario entrepreneurial ecosystem.
     
  • Connect women with mentors, coaches or other service providers helping them transition from the startup stage to the growth stage.