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Course: Research-Design-Build

Professors Greg Holderfield, Martha Cotton, Leah Marcus

Segal Design School, McCormick School of Engineering

Fall 2018

CHALLENGE: Partner with Lowe's Business Design Unit to predict the immediate and long-term future of retail.

Having steadily lost market share to competitors and digital disruptors, Lowe's sought dramatic solutions to support a rapidly evolving retail landscape.


Our recommendations provided a framework for Lowe's to more effectively collect and use customer data, empowering them to look before they leap and make innovation decisions rooted in core customer needs. 

Our idea was ultimately selected by Lowe's as the winning solution


  • Primary and secondary research

  • Customer mindset framework

  • Mobile UX

  • Business model

  • Implementation plan

  • Pitch presentation