How can brands tap into Gen Y and Z’s DIY mindset?
4 May 2021
How can brands tap into Gen Y and Z’s DIY mindset?

Tired of brands that lack transparency or refuse to take risks, some Gen Yers and Zers Down Under are embracing a DIY mindset and launching their own firms. How are these small businesses winning over the hearts and wallets of young consumers, and what can big brands learn from them?

Charlie Ranscombe

Charlie Ranscombe is an interdisciplinary researcher working in design practice and new product development in the fields of aesthetics, user experience, and design visualisation. Dr. Ranscombe's focus is in researching approaches to better understand product appearance, and how brands change appearance to stay relevant to key user groups while maintaining core brand identity. Dr. Ranscombe has completed case studies in consumer electronics (Apple, Samsung), automotive (BMW), and packaging design (Crown Lager). Findings have given brands an in-depth understanding of where their products stand with respect to competitors as well as projections for new designs that will be innovative and maintain brand identity.

Dr. Amanda Spry

Dr. Amanda Spry is a lecturer in marketing at RMIT University’s School of Economics, Finance, and Marketing, and serves on the editorial review board of the European Journal of Marketing.

Dr. Sukhmani Khorana

Dr. Sukhmani Khorana is a Vice-Chancellor’s senior research fellow based at Western Sydney University’s Young and Resilient Research Centre.

Nathania Gilson