Mutating the Medium for Millennials
The last sprint: Unbalanced Design for Balanced Life
5 months and a website to show – this is the outcome of mutating the medium for millennials. Actually, it is more like a lot of files, code, a trailer, a guide and a website, but who’s counting. 5 months ago or the research question To understand it now, you should go back in time [...]
The funky slider
Balance is a central concept in this project. The team has been designing the interface for the platform so that this concept is translated into graphics and interaction. An example of that is what we’re calling ‘the funky slider’ – for lack of a better name. It is nothing more than a range input which [...]
Usability on Friday the 13th: Sprint 4
It was Friday the 13th 2016 and we were at Hva’s Usability Lab to test our platform Even Up at the end of the fourth sprint. Usability is an important process when making a platform. In short, testing helps the creators to develop better experience for the users. In the beginning of the fourth sprint, we sat down [...]
Sprint 3: The prototyping conundrum
So prototyping… A challenging process of creativity and compromise. It’s not a glamorous situation of “Eureka!” when you suddenly come up with a brilliant idea. It’s more about making it work and this is our story. Naming the platform The first thing that we want to share is how hard it is coming up with [...]
Survey Results – Sprint 2
As finalizing our survey, we received 115 responses with 39 people participated in the research in Dutch and 76 prefered to do it in English. With your help, filling our survey, we found some interesting suggestions for the platform, which we are prototyping right now. We asked you for statistical data. Most of the respondents [...]
Take part in our survey!
In order to proceed with our project, we needed to gather some data from online users or readers, that is why we made a Mutating the Medium for Millennials Survey. You can do it in Dutch as well. The survey consists of 5 sections on the aspects we are interested in, based on our initial research. We [...]
Sprint 1: Best Practises, What’s Already Out There?
Seeing what is out there is fun, but it is not an easy task to select only a few examples of good (or bad) online platforms in the sea of websites. We did it nonetheless. We looked at lots and lots of graphical user interfaces and experienced these virtual spaces (UI/UX for those who like [...]
Sprint 1: Who Are We? Millennials Defining Millennials
Generation Y Personal Traits We are millennials – young people born between 1980 and 2000. We (generation Y according to scholars) are the biggest generation yet, with the highest number of educated people. This blogpost will elaborate on the generalization of the generation Y. Our millennial mindset has been formed through changes in the world [...]
Millennials online: the mutation is on!
Welcome to the Mutating the Medium for Millennials project. This research initiative is hosted in the Publishing Lab of the University of Applied Sciences⎯which is also part of the Amsterdam Creative Industries Network (ACIN)⎯ and aims to grasp the interests of the millennials regarding online media. Focusing specifically on adult millennials (from 18 to 36 [...]