Dutch people access the Internet almost every day compared to their European neighbors. 9 out of 10 people use the Internet daily, using several devices. According to Google’s Consumer Barometer, 100% of people under 25 use the Internet daily and three different devices. Young people take the lead when it comes to smartphones, but they are being used widely across all age groups. Is your college or university ready for the multi-screen world?
Dutch universities are among the best in the world. It’s essential to invest in new developments, such as “the Internet of things”—where devices communicate with the world around us. If Dutch schools are to hold on to their leading position, their infrastructure must support collaboration between students and research facilities.
Design & infrastructure Impact
These days, students access school applications on their mobile phones and tablets. For example, students can look up their schedule on a tablet and check it on a desktop later. Mobile devices need different navigation options, adjusted copy, and clean imagery. If not, the abandonment rates will be higher. Furthermore, interaction can vary depending on the device students use. Next to keyboards and touchscreens, students can also use voice control.
Radboud University Nijmegen, one of the Netherlands’ top universities, used to have a student portal that was not mobile-friendly. Best-in-breed portals make it easy to centralize information on any device cost-effectively. Having one portal infrastructure helped Radboud University offer students and employees a better user experience.
Scalable enterprise solutions for any device
Responsive web design delivers a nice page layout for multi-screen users and improves the interacting experience with your systems. Check to see if you are ready for multi-screen users.