Designing for a New Millennial Culture

Explore how the design of mixed-use learning environments fosters informal interactions in higher education and contributes to building community.

Today, knowledge is ubiquitous, and university administrators are rethinking their facilities to adapt to a generation of students who expect a less didactic and non-hierarchical learning experience. Millennials’ expectations have drastically changed the way we need to think about education and space. Educators and interior designers aspiring to build interconnected learning communities face the challenges of rampant technological and social evolution as they work to bridge generational divides. The mixed-use learning environment is a design solution intended to foster informal interactions in higher education, sparking interactions between students and faculty while helping foster a sense of community.  

This course presents an overview and findings from a study conducted by the University of Florida’s Engage Design Lab, funded by an ASID Foundation Transform Grant

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the role of mixed-use learning environments in higher education settings
  • Identify the types of learning environments preferred by millennial college students
  • Explain the methodologies utilized in the research study
  • List each of the 4 typologies of mixed-used learning environments identified in the study

IDCEC Course Number: CC-107930; 1 CEU    Note: ASID will report CEUs earned to IDCEC on your behalf.

AIA Course Number: ASIDDESMIL; 1 LU   AIA Members: Please contact education@asid.org to have your completion reported.

Access period: One year from registration date 

Margaret Portillo, PhD, FIDEC

Associate Dean of Research + Strategic Planning, University of Florida

As Associate Dean of the University of Florida College of Design, Margaret “Meg” Portillo works to support high impact research in interior design, architecture, landscape architecture, planning, and construction management: All allied fields found within the College of Design, Construction and Planning at the University of Florida. Outside UF, Meg is active in service to the profession. For example, she has been Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Interior Design, publishing scholarship from around the world.  Committed to the wider design community, Meg helped lead the CIDA 2017 standards development project, resulting in a new generation of quality educational standards for interior design graduates entering the field.

Sheila Bosch

Assistant Professor, University of Florida

Assistant Professor in the University of Florida’s College of Design, Construction and Planning (DCP), Department of Interior Design, with a research focus on human-centered design of healthcare and learning environments. As a thought leader in the field of evidence-based design, Sheila regularly speaks at national conferences and has authored numerous peer-reviewed and non-peer-reviewed publications. She also serves as an ad-hoc reviewer for several peer-reviewed publications.  Having earned my PhD in 2004 from Georgia Tech’s College of Architecture, Sheila also holds an MS (life science, environmental toxicology) and a BS (science education) from the University of Tennessee. 

Jason Meneely

Associate Professor, University of Florida

Professor Meneely is an associate professor in the Department of Interior Design at the University of Florida. He joined the department in 2006 from Cornell University where he worked as a researcher in the department of Design and Environmental Analysis. Meneely’s work explores strategies for enhancing creativity in individuals, teams, and organizations by investigating the collision of cognitive, social, and environmental factors. He also explores the use of technology and physical space to support active learning and is responsible for the design of numerous technology-infused collaborative learning environments on UF’s campus. In 2012 Meneely received a national Innovation in Education Award from the Council of Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) for developing innovative approaches that blend technology with free-hand drawing, real-time critique, and collaborative teamwork. 

Elizabeth Calienes

Graduate Student (PhD Candidate), University of Florida

Elizabeth is pursuing a PhD at the University of Florida’s College of Design, Construction and Planning. Her research focuses on the millennial generation and how they relate to the retail environment. In 2016, she was awarded the JID Graduate Research Award at the national IDEC Conference. She is spearheading the Engage Design Lab, a research initiative in the Department of Interior Design focused on translational mixed methods research in education and healthcare. 

Prior to completing her MID at UF in 2015, she worked in advertising, shopper marketing, magazine publishing, graphic design and production design for film. Her design and film work has been recognized internationally. 

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Designing for a New Millennial Culture - Welcome Video
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Open to view video. Please view this 40 second video for information on earning continuing education credit and course instructions. (THIS VIDEO HAS NO SOUND)
Section 1: Introduction and Methods of Inquiry
Part 1: Introduction
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Open to view video. This 14 minute video introduces the CEU purpose and objectives. (This video includes audio)
Part 2: Methods of Inquiry
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Open to view video. This six minute video explains different methods of surveying room usage and materials for future design purposes. (This video includes audio)
Quiz 1
3 Questions  |  5 attempts  |  3/3 points to pass
3 Questions  |  5 attempts  |  3/3 points to pass You must score a minimum of 100% (3 correct responses) to pass the quiz. You will have up to 5 attempts to pass.
Section 2: Campus Case Studies with Focus on Hough Graduate School of Business
Part 3: Campus Cases
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Open to view video. This 17 minute video focuses on different impacts of design on college campuses. (This video includes audio)
Part 4: Hough Graduate School of Business
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Open to view video. This 11 minute video focuses on how design specifically affected those at Hough Graduate School of Business. (This video includes audio)
Quiz 2
3 Questions  |  5 attempts  |  2/3 points to pass
3 Questions  |  5 attempts  |  2/3 points to pass You must score a minimum of 66.7% (2 correct responses) to pass the quiz. You will have up to 5 attempts to pass.
Section 3: Typology and Design Implications and Course Conclusion
Part 5: Typology and Implications
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Open to view video. This 11 minute video dives into typology along with wrapping up the course subject matter as a whole. (This video includes audio)
Quiz 3
4 Questions  |  5 attempts  |  3/4 points to pass
4 Questions  |  5 attempts  |  3/4 points to pass You must score a minimum of 75% (3 correct responses) to pass the quiz. You will have up to 5 attempts to pass.
Designing for a New Millennial Culture Course Evaluation
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Course Completion and Credit Certificate
1.00 CEU credit  |  Certificate available
1.00 CEU credit  |  Certificate available 1 IDCEC CEU and 1.0 AIA LU awarded upon successful completion of the course. REPORTING: ASID will report CEUs earned directly to IDCEC on your behalf if you are an ASID member. AIA Members: Upon completion, please notify education@asid.org, including your AIA member number, the course name, and date completed. We will report your completion to AIA on your behalf.