Mediamatic 1997

Mediamatic wins European Design Prize

On January 31, 1997, in Paris, Mediamatic won the European Design Prize. The biennial prize is part of the innovation incentive for small and medium-sized enterprises of the European Union. The eleven winners were selected from 64 finalists from 16 European countries, the jury selected the successful use of design as a tool for product innovation and quality improvement. Mediamatic is praised for its constant reflection on the true value of the interactive media.


European Design Prize won by Mediamatic in 1997 -

Memory of Zeist

In June 1997 Mediamatic develops Memory Zeist: her first community website. It is a gathering place for stories and memories of residents of Zeist. This provides a community network in which family and friends from Zeist, young and old, can add stories and get connected with the city and other residents.

Memory of Zeist is a starting point, from this concept other stories websites of Mediamatic emerge as memories of East and memory of Almere.


Screenshot Geheugen van Zeist - eerste communitysite van Mediamatic, juni 1997 juni 1997. Mediamatic ontwikkelt het Geheugen van Zeist: haar eerste community website. Het is een verzamelplek voor verhalen en herinneringen van bewoners uit Zeist. Dit levert een community-netwerk op waarin familie en vrienden uit Zeist, jong en oud, verhalen kunnen toevoegen en verbonden raken met de stad en andere bewoners. Geheugen van Zeist is een startpunt, vanuit dit concept zijn de andere verhalensites van Mediamatic ontstaan zoals…

Internet Banking for Rabobank

In 1997 Mediamatic is involved in setting up an Internet community for Rabobank, together with, among others Bart Bakker and Sjoerd van Gelder. This project ultimately results in the first version of Internet banking, where customers can ask yourself transaction information and provide jobs for transfers from checking and savings accounts.