Environmental Design

Navigate And Win The Branch Transformation Race

Many of the world’s largest banks are investing in redesigning their physical networks to better serve their customers. As financial institutions realize the impact that branches have on customer loyalty, it has become increasingly important to prioritize the physical experience. How can mid-size or regional banks keep up? Our webinar, “Navigate And Win The Branch Transformation […]

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CQRC

https://www.sld.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/SLD_CaseStudy_CQRC_Header_720.mp4 BRANCHING OUT INTO COMMUNITY A prototype design for banks that harmonizes financial service with local nature and culture. CLIENT Chongqing RuralCommercial Bank PROJECT New Prototype Branch Design RELATED SERVICE Retail DesignDigital Experiences https://www.sld.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/SLD_CaseStudy_CQRC_ReceptionDigital.mp4 THINK To demonstrate its commitment to the local community, Chongqing Rural Commercial Bank (CQRC) needed a modern and approachable prototype design.

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Banking Advice

The Future of Seamless Banking and Financial Advice: EU/UK vs. North America

Shikatani Lacroix Design (SLD) was invited to speak at the ebankIT Summit in Portugal on the future of seamless advice and its impact on customer loyalty in the banking sector. The presentation was based on a consumer study with a detailed comparison of the banking industry in North America and the EU/UK. It revealed nuanced

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Calgary Co-op

https://www.sld.com/wp-content/uploads/2023/11/COOP_CaseStudy_Header_720-1.mp4 COMMUNITY FOCUS Curating the power of community to create an experience like no other. CLIENT Calgary Co-op PROJECT Calgary Co-Op RELATED SERVICE Environmental Design THINK Calgary Co-op was one of the city’s first grocery chains, having operated for nearly 60 years. New competition from national grocery chains forced Calgary Co-op to reposition. Its status

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Seamless Banking

Unlocking a World of Seamless Banking: Empower Customers at Every Step

The financial industry is transforming rapidly. From multi-channel approaches to omnichannel experiences and the rise of AI-driven seamless banking, institutions are embracing changes at various stages. This transformation is being accelerated by Europe’s enthusiastic embrace of open banking, which will shortly be followed by open finance. Together, they offer customers greater control over their financial

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Store

The Power of Concept Stores with Little or No Inventory

Concept stores are an innovative departure from conventional brick-and-mortar stores, offering carefully curated, immersive encounters with a brand. Investing in a store that features minimal or no products on-site seems bold and costly. Why should brands consider such an investment? While profitability might not be the immediate outcome, concept stores possess great marketing potential. Their

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How to Reduce Customer Attrition in Banking: Insights and Strategies

How To Overcome Customer Attrition? From NPS scores to customer account depth and new customer acquisition, financial institutions track a plethora of metrics to gauge the health of their business. But what if these metrics are lagging predictors of future success, and financial institutions need to focus on what is truly important? As seen on

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Revolutionizing Healthcare: Exploring the Promising Future of Robots and AI in Medicine

The integration of robotics and AI is one of the most exciting advancements in the healthcare industry in recent years. From pharmacies to medical spas, healthcare experiences are increasingly incorporating robotics technology to improve patient care and efficiency. In this blog post, we’ll look at the future of robotics in healthcare through the lens of

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Why Customer Convenience Is Critical To Circular Economy Participation

According to our recent research on the circular economy, one of the biggest barriers to adopting more sustainable products and services is inconvenience. This shouldn’t come as a shock: making things easy for consumers is one of the pillars of good service. In a world where we can have almost anything delivered to our doorstep

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How Design Contributes To Health And Mental Wellbeing

Patients, employees, and loved ones may experience stress and anxiety in healthcare settings. While initial medical facilities were not designed with mental health in mind, a recent change towards better overall wellness has changed this. Healthcare designs, as a setting that can have negative connotations, must strive to create a sense of calm for its

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How the Circular Economy Builds Customer and Brand Loyalty

Circular retail services are gaining popularity among businesses looking to limit their environmental impact and remain relevant in a changing landscape. With society in the early stages of developing effective closed-loop business models, we set out to investigate best retail practices within the circular economy. The study focuses on three key sections – refill, return,

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6 Tips for Creating A Positive Patient Experience in Health & Wellness

Creating a positive patient experience, while sounding easy enough, can be a major challenge for health and wellness providers. Waiting rooms in major healthcare facilities have even been shown in scientific studies to cause patients distress, among other negative effects. Waiting for their names to be called can take hours for your patients, especially if

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Why Multi-Use Retail Spaces Are Key To Successful Retail Stores

The number of multi-use retail spaces has increased dramatically as retail stores have become increasingly focused on providing a unique, memorable experience for their customers. Retailers are increasingly blurring the line between a shopping destination and a lifestyle destination, with more stores offering multiple in-store experiences that go beyond shopping. Experimenting with innovative in-store concepts

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Bank transformation

5 Interesting Ways to Humanize the Banking Customer Experience

The Banking Experience Summit recently convened leading bankers from three continents in Chicago to discuss the industry’s challenges and the future of banking. The two-day event drew more than 40 top institutions, ranging from large national and regional banks like JP Morgan Chase and Regions Bank to a diverse range of mid-sized institutions and credit

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M&M

M&M Food Market

https://www.sld.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/MMHeaderV2.mp4 FROM FREEZER TO TABLE A complete reimagining of a brand through the lens of experience CLIENT M&M Food Market PROJECT M&M Transformation Project RELATED SERVICE Brand Strategy & Positioning, Corporate Identity, Retail Design, Visual Identity Design, Private Label Design & Optimization, Web Design, Digital Signage THINK M&M Food Market, a frozen foods specialty grocer,

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Regions Bank

https://www.sld.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/07/RegionsSizeGRN.mp4 BANKING ON EXPERIENCE Redefining the branch experience for millions of customers in the Southern USA. CLIENT Regions PROJECT Regions Bank RELATED SERVICE Brand delivery Brand Strategy Digital Experiences Environmental Design THINK Regions Bank needed a change as their customers were shifting towards online and digital banking services. Regions Bank approached SLD in need of

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