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.
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.
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.