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A new, CX-focused shoe brand


A New Kind of Shoe Brand
branding
consumer goods

retail
visual identity

Research, strategy and creative process that reveals a totally new customer experience

So.Si brings to life a new business model in the consumer goods industry, connected with the contemporary Brazilian woman

At first, the challenge seemed simple for the vast experience in consumer product design: to develop a highly technological and modern shoe, in order to revamp Picadilly group’s product portfolio. During the process, however, we ended up reaching a broader solution, which led to the creation of So.Si, a totally new brand and consumer experience. Read on below.

 

The footwear design project

The shoe design all began with research, one of the steps that most inspire us – it brings us into people’s homes and connects us more closely with many realities. In this case, the reality is that of an increasingly urban, plural and dynamic female audience. During interviews and visits to many shops, we understood how women relate to shoes in the shop window, in the wardrobe, and, of course, on feet to come up with footwear design

To make all of this possible, we developed a flexible product that combines both elastic and rigid materials into a distinctive geometry that provides a dynamic fit to the feet. Besides increasing comfort, this technology reduces the sizing grid and optimises the production line.

With this new consumer design product – stylish and perfect for life in the city –, the need to create a more holistic universe arose, in order to tell its story with greater detail and simplicity. This is how So.Si was born: as a brand with a totally new identity within Picadilly group.

Part of this challenge meant innovating not only the product, but also the sales channel. So.Si brings a completely different purchase experience, which involves kiosks instead of actual stores. With Systemic Design, packaging and kiosks integrate with the construction of an innovating experience and sales channel in the footwear industry.

To us, more importantly than delivering a fantastic project, it is taking paths that enable consumers to empathise with it – which consequently leads to its long life in the market. And that makes a consumer goods design case study we are very honored to have delivered. Check out the video below to see the outcome:

How to have world-class consumer goods design into your business?

If you are looking for  consumer goods design services for your business, you can count on us as a strategic partner. Whether you need a cosmetic packaging design increase market share, to develop a rebranding tactic for a new positioning, or to expand globally and boost sales with losing its brand identity, the good news is: we can help you.

Questtonó is a cross-disciplinary team of designers, engineers, researchers and strategists who identify unique market opportunities based on people needs, and cultural trends with  the ability to design & develop ready-for-market products, services, and experiences. Our design approach & services include developing physical and digital products, brands and services in a systemic and integrated manner.