Un-Banking the Bank
If it’s been a long time since you visited your local branch, statistics show you’re in good company. Adoption of electronic mobile banking has resulted in a decrease of in-branch foot traffic for many financial institutions. Chelsea Groton Bank sought to combat this trend by rethinking what a bank can do for its customers – to create an environment that fosters learning, connecting & problem solving. Our resulting design is based on a sound strategy for transforming the transaction through education and mentorship towards financial well-being.
Downtown Credo is a recent client of ours; a not-for-profit business with a small product and a large mission intent on using creativity as a conduit to affect positive change in the community. The name Credo is defined as ‘an idea, or set of beliefs that guides the actions of a person or group’. So what better way to illustrate our focus on storytelling than with a project that’s closely aligned with our own values. Our story of Credo focuses on the power of design to influence the lives of the people we design for … how breakthrough ideas can create a better future. READ MORE
Last August, we announced our involvement in the Year of the Engineer initiative at Discovery Place Science in Charlotte, NC. After months of planning and preparation and even a dry run at our office, Little took over Discovery Place on April 15, 2018 and we had a blast!
I was recently asked a very simple question that really caught me off guard. While presenting Little Healthcare’s qualifications to a Hospital design and construction department, we were discussing our experience, our clients and the projects that we have developed with these clients. When we presented our relationship with Conway Medical Center in Conway, South Carolina, I made a quick comment that they are a great client. We were then asked the very simple question:
For our 2018 New Year’s greeting, we found renewed inspiration in one of our favorite core values. We hope you enjoy watching and have a happy new year.
This fall, our Charlotte office capped off our Five Wines Workplace Series with a champagne toast. As we explored our previous Fine Wines topics – Wellbeing, Return on Innovation, Flexibility, Mobility, and Culture, it was clear that leading, managing, and communicating change is paramount to the future of workplace. Our September presentation focused on that subject and highlighted simple strategies that can reduce apprehension and encourage and support the journey!
Discovery Place Science in Charlotte, NC, has launched the Year of the Engineer. During the 2017-18 school year, they aim to have 250 engineers create 2,500 unique STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) experiences that will impact 250,000 guests at Discovery Place. And Little will be playing a big role in helping them achieve those impacts.
An idea can be a powerful thing. Like a seed, it can implant and grow over time, digging deep into its hosts’ psyche and if we’re lucky, growing as fast as the pesky red-tip photinia in my front yard. An idea has the power to change minds, to change history even, and is perfectly capable of sparking innovation under the right circumstances.