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.
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!
Most teachers have the summer off and spend that time NOT thinking about the upcoming school year (I know, I’m married to one.) But that was not the case for two teachers from Rock Hill Schools in South Carolina, at least for the week they spent at Little on a STEM externship…
Meet Helen*, an engaging twenty something with a refreshing enthusiasm for teaching, who knows she can make a difference and is determined to do so. Helen is a member of the Teach for America corps and has been assigned to a school in rural eastern North Carolina. While she had no prior teaching experience or degree in a directly related field before embarking on this admirable endeavor in the fall of 2011, she was homeschooled through eighth grade (before attending public high school and college) and has five younger siblings…an education in and of itself! READ MORE
Recently, I attended the NC Education Summit on School & Community Engagement in Greensboro, NC. It was my first time attending this event and I found the sessions informative and enlightening. A few highlights of what I heard include: READ MORE
As I toggle back and forth between Corporate Workplace projects and Higher Education projects, I’m struck by the dramatically different pace of evolution in those environments.
Workplaces are evolving to enable new ways of working and collaborating, physically and digitally. Work settings are being customized in real time to adapt to an increasingly social and mobile working environment. Meanwhile, with a few exceptions, higher education classroom buildings remain inflexible and unable to accept change, despite the clear need for varied, scalable learning settings that can change on a semester-to-semester (or even a day-to-day) basis. READ MORE