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Positive Impact

We owe society, the environment, and animals a good footprint. We can't just earn money at all costs. We need to be responsible, which is a must in this high-impact economic world.

Your company is a social, political, and economical statement. The more you take care of the world around you, the more you became a respectful leader to follow.

Positive Impact

We owe society, the environment, and animals a good footprint. We can't just earn money at all costs. We need to be responsible, which is a must in this high-impact economic world.

Your company is a social, political, and economical statement. The more you take care of the world around you, the more you became a respectful leader to follow.

All activities have an impact. Let's make yours a better one.

Your company might be so big and wealthy that you have so much money in your hands, and that’s a big responsibility. The more money goes in, the more money that has to be dealt with, redistributed, and taken care of. 

What will we do?

Qual. Research | In-depth interviews | Contextual Observation | Virtual ethnography | Social media observation | Group discussions & activities | Suppliers Segmentation | Suppliers Blueprints | Suppliers Journeys | Experiments

We’ll share all the insights with you in different creative and effective ways, from powerful & boring reports to videos, presentations, or even customized workshops.

What will you discover? 

All this ad hoc research will give you in-depth knowledge about how your wealth affects your stakeholders:

  1. Are you paying enough to your employees or are they receiving a poor salary? #EmployeeExperience
  2. Who goes down when you decide to stop some activity or to make some cuts? #EconomicImpact
  3. How economically satisfied are the people that are dependent on you directly or indirectly? #EconomicalDependence
  4. Are you investing your money to create a great impact on different levels? #ConsciousInvestments
  5. Who is earning ridiculous amounts of money and why and who is earning just to keep living? #RethinkingPayments


How is this going to help you?

With all that detailed, useful, and actionable information, you will have a greater and deeper picture of the use and impact of your finances. Not only do your employees depend on you, and you in them, also your suppliers, vendors, investors, and clients.  

When you make a move, a lot of people get affected directly or indirectly, so it’s better to rethink twice what will be the effects of your choices. Economic disorders are so frequent and brutal to families that you can try your best to mitigate those effects. People will deeply thank you. 

No matter the industry you are in, it’s almost sure that you are going to have some technological impact. In a globalized hyper-connected world, digital coins mining or stone mining, transports or farming, have a direct or indirect impact on technology. We live in a chain economy, everything’s related and interconnected. 

What will we do?

Qual. + Quant. Research | In-depth interviews | Virtual ethnography | Social media observation | Group discussions & activities | Investors Segmentation | Investors Blueprints | Investors Journeys | Experiments |

We’ll share all the insights with you in different creative and effective ways, from powerful & boring reports to videos, presentations, or even customized workshops.

What will you discover? 

All this ad hoc research will give you in-depth knowledge about your share of technological impact and how to benefit from it:

  1. Which of the technologies you develop are game-changers and how are they impacting the world?  #PowerfulTech
  2. Are your actions making technology more user-friendly and useful or are you complicating things? #UserExperience
  3. What do your people think about the technology you design? #DeepListening
  4. Is your activity making technology more accessible, secure, transparent, inclusive, or human?. #HealthyTech


How is this going to help you?

With all that detailed, useful and, actionable information you will understand better what’s the technological role your company plays in the big scenario, and how can you improve some processes to make it more useful and human.

Technology plays a big role in our hyper-connected world and your company must take a step forward in order to make it more useful, easier, more accessible, transparent, inclusive, secure, reliable, and human. 

Depending on your activity, you’re always going to impact positively or negatively on some groups of people or others. It’s true that you can’t please everyone, but you can mitigate the worst effects of your activities. 

What will we do?

Qual. + Quant. Research | Shop Alongs | In-depth interviews | A day in the life | Contextual observation | Group discussions & activities | Virtual ethnography | Real-life tests | Buyer Personas | Customer Blueprints | Customer Journeys | Experiments

We’ll share all the insights with you in different ways, from videos to presentations or workshops.

What will you discover?

All this ad hoc research will give you in-depth knowledge about the impact you have on different groups of people, and how to mitigate the worst ones: 

  1. Is your company negatively impacting some groups of people directly? Can you mitigate it? #SilentVoices
  2. What are your stakeholders saying about the impact you have on them? It’s positive, neutral, or negative? #SocialImpact
  3. According to your people, on average, is your company a role model or a runaway model? #RoleModeling
  4. What groups of people are getting what impact from you? Are you aware of your importance to people? #ImpactMatters


How is this going to help you?

With all that detailed, useful and, actionable information you will understand better what is your social footprint on this planet. What are people saying about you? Why are they saying it? Is it justified? Can you do better to have a greater impact on different groups of people? 

People need to feel respected, listened to, and protected. Your company, as an impactful entity, must concern about the social effects its activity has. If not, you are failing a lot of people that deserve to be taken care of, and you will be contributing to making the world a little bit harsher. Let’s make life easier for people. 

All life forms deserve to live the better possible life on this planet, or in the next ones we expand. Your company’s activity might be impacting other life forms directly or indirectly, like plants and animals; if that’s the case, you need to lower the negative impact. They can’t protect themselves against us, we need to take care of them. 

What will we do?

Qual. Research | In-depth interviews | Contextual Observation | Virtual ethnography | Social media observation | Group discussions & activities | Suppliers Segmentation | Suppliers Blueprints | Suppliers Journeys | Experiments

We’ll share all the insights with you in different creative and effective ways, from powerful & boring reports to videos, presentations, or even customized workshops.

What will you discover? 

All this ad hoc research will give you in-depth knowledge about your positive and negative life impact and how to create a better life protection environment:

  1. How is your company directly or indirectly affecting life on our planet? #MappingImpact
  2. Is there any major life changes your activity caused in some area? #DeepObservation
  3. What groups of animals and plants have been and are negatively affected by your activity? #Awareness
  4. What can you do to mitigate the negative effects and to preserve and protect life? #ActiveResponsability
  5. Is there anything you can do to go further and improve animal and plants conditions? #StepFurther


How is this going to help you?

With all that detailed, useful, and game-changing information, you will be more aware of your life impact footprint, and you will have the opportunity to mitigate the negative effects your activity has on them. 

If you promote correctly these good actions your company is taking part in, your company will lead the way for other companies and we all be contributing to a better life on this planet. Your stakeholders will respect you for that and you will attract more informed consumers, investors, journalists, and in summary, you’ll have better impact and results. 

It’s not new that our planet is suffering the effects of the massive industrialization of the world. Your company can (and must) do its bit to lower its environmental footprint at all possible levels. 

What will we do?

Qual. Research | In-depth interviews | Contextual observation | Group discussions & activities | A day in the life| Real workplace tests | Employee Segmentation | Employee Journeys | Experiments | Serious Games

We’ll share all the insights with you in different ways, from videos to presentations or workshops.

What will you discover?

All this ad hoc research will give you in-depth knowledge about your environmental footprint and how to reduce it for the good of our planet. 

  1. Does any of your activities have an important environmental impact? #LowImpacts
  2. What changes can you make without compromising quality? #SeamlessChange
  3. What new politics can your company take internally and externally to minimize its environmental impact? #RelevantSteps
  4. What do your employees and customers think you can improve to reduce your impact? #DeepListening
  5. In what areas you can try harder to release positive environmental impact? #NegativeToPositive


How is this going to help you?

With all that detailed, useful, and game-changing information you will have a clear image of the areas in which your company impacts more negatively to the environment, and what actions you can take to lower it. 

From your offices to your factory, from your products to your communications, there’s always room to improve your environmental footprint and to stand out from the rest, for the good. 

What to expect working with us?

We’ll meet several times to build a great customized briefing for you, including: hypotheses, challenges, past history, present and vision, questions, and objectives.  

Once the briefing is well-designed we will give you a customized quote, including: the time it will take for us to do the work, how many people do we need, how much it will cost, and what deliverables and results you will have.

After the quote is approved and the first payment is made, we are ready to start working.
We will do our job the best we can during the period we established. Here is where we get our hands dirty, expect: interviews, workshops, serious games, experiments, etc.

After all, fieldwork is done and different kinds of techniques are applied, expect the final deliverables from our side. While working in the prior phase, we’ve been presenting partial results, but now it’s time for final and global insights to really boost your company. 

If needed, depending on the nature of the service, we will be there for you after the research is done for monitoring and evaluation, to make sure everything is fine, and to keep contributing the best we can.

What our hippo Hype think:

Hipopótamo Hipopotesis

Everything we do has an impact on different levels, and the effects can be difficult to trace. To impact means to alter reality somehow in a specific depth, for the better or for the worse. 

If you have a successful business, then you can work on mapping the social, environmental, technological, and life effects your activities cause. Once you identify your weakest points, is time to solve them efficiently.  

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you cause?

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We want them to get to us

A relevant store chain in the DIY market was looking to increase their brand awareness in the Spanish speaking market and connecting their brand to home décor. 

The store chain was consolidated in other markets but was struggling to reach its demographic in Spain. They needed to connect to their target and make a name for themselves as a reference in DIY for homeowners. They wanted to build loyalty and grow their presence. 

Our mission was, in the first place, help them connect to their target and then, discover the best channels and strategies to better their brand recognition. 

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Can we design a transition to the university that reduces uncertainty and increases academic success?

The education department (SED) of one of the biggest cities in Colombia faced the challenge of discovering what was happening in the short period of time high school students had to decide whether they were going to go to university. This was a concern because universities reported a growing issue of academic failure during the first year of studying. 

The education department wanted to understand which factors played a role during the decision-making process, knowing which elements influenced the decision towards choosing a university degree and what could be done to make that decision faster, less confusing, and resulting in less academic failure (meaning better academic results and less university withdrawal after the first year).

Our job was to gather insight on the transition from high school to university and help re-design solutions to help students, SED, and local universities. We collaborated with a local social innovation non-profit organization. 

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We don’t have a brick and mortar shop and our clients forget about us

A fast growing online supermarket, competing for relevancy contacted us when they detected an ongoing problem: a new client would log in their platform, shopped once and rated the app positively but would not return to shop again. 

The mysterious happy client who would not come back forced them to invest resources in customer acquisition. They could not keep costumer in spite of having quantitative data to prove customer satisfaction. 

Our mission was ambitious: map out both new and loyal customer profiles, build their shopping journey, understand their traditional supermarket shopping process, find key touchpoints, and perform UX tests to help us increase retention in the platform. 

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Shopping in digital times

A San Francisco based design firm asked us to design and execute an ambitious project for an online shopping giant. The initial research question was “¿how do consumers navigate between virtual shops and brick and mortar shops when purchasing something of value?”.

The value participant placed on their purchases was mainly emotional: a new car, their dream T.V or a music system they had been saving for. 

Our mission was to find relevant insights during the on/offline shopping process, discovering and understanding the touchpoint where both shopping paths met. We had to comprehend what made participants decide to shop on or offline.