Due to digitization, the way students work in academia has changed over the years. Students now have to consume and produce more material on the computer than ever before. But despite this, print still has a place in many students’ lives as the preferred medium when it comes to reading and writing.
This study aims to identify what perceived differences students feel when engaging with the print and the digital, as well as how to best support students in moving between the two. This was achieved by interviewing students about their experiences and opinions regarding the two mediums, where it was found that they make use of both mediums since they mirror each other and by doing so complement each other. Several key problems and behaviours were identified through a survey and two rounds of interviews, and a prototype was developed based on these results.