Design for Post-Millennials: How Gen Z Is Shaping Higher Ed Spaces


May 25, 2020

The first wave of the post-Millennial generation has already moved from educational institutions into the workplace. Referred to as Generation Z (Gen Z), this cohort includes those born in the mid 1990s and spans 16 years. As a generation, they have witnessed more social chaos than their predecessors with 9/11, the Great Recession, numerous mass shootings and a pandemic all shaping their world view. They are the first generation to be immersed in technology since birth, experiencing it as an extension of daily life. As future Gen Zers progress through our learning institutions, their characteristics, wants and needs will further shape K-12 education environments, university campuses and future workplaces.

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