The School of Tomorrow


Case Study | Web + Information Design


— is a scrollytelling (scroll + storytelling) digital experience around the investigation of design as a tool in education and learning environments within digital nativism.






Role


Web Designer
Design Researcher
Graphic Designer
Visual Identity
Copywriter

Team


Valerie E. Lianggara

Skills


Research
Web Design

Information Architecture
Design System

Tools


Figma
HTML / CSS
Javascript

Timeline


April - May 2021





The Challenge 


As part of my final year as an undergraduate at Central Saint Martins, we were tasked to complete a capstone project in the form of a designed report. The report acts as a dissertation that should be an academic exploration and investigation with around 5000 words.

Growing up, education has always piqued my curiosity as I personally never enjoyed going to school. As a designer, I'm continually learning and searching for opportunities to inject design as a means of problem-solving in the realm of technology. This prompted my interest in how education and learning experiences have evolved within the past few years, especially in today's digital age. From this, I proceeded to conduct research in this specific area of topic to support my investigation in the report.

The Solution


Digital nativism is taking over our world; we are entering a society where almost everything is digital. Especially with the negative impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, almost the entire world have personally struggled and have no choice but to rely on technology and the Internet to continue living. There has been debate on whether or not the heavy reliance on digital platforms to learn and grow is effective.


Due to my focus on education in today’s digital age, I decided to design my report in a form of a website. Hence, The School of Tomorrow was born, which aims to share how the utilisation of technology in digital nativism can support in enhancing human connection and interaction within learning environments. The intention is not to tell the audience what to believe, but rather to empower them to critically examine the information they receive by providing comprehensive information with nicely designed structure.


*featured at Central Saint Martins Graduate Show 2021 🥳



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RESEARCH

Contextual Inquiry & Summary 

The main focus of the challenge was the academic exploration in the form of a report. Due to this, I focused more of my time towards the investigation itself. This was a process that took 5 months, starting from January to May 2021. It involved numerous 1:1 calls with my personal tutor, trips to the library and constant academic research through articles, documentaries, websites, etc. Because it is primarily in the form of a report, my writing contains the in-depth research I conducted. Feel free to download a PDF of my report below.






How might we...

create a digital experience to tell the story of how design may act as a tool in education and learning experiences within digital nativism??