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Embodied Digital Transactions


24 Weeks

L.D.E. van Campenhout

In our current society we rely more and more on digital money. Credit cards, Debit cards and current developments of mobile- and ‘contactless’ payments are some examples of methods we use to pay.  Although this digitalization of money has many advantage over cash, the experience of paying is reduced to a cognitive interpretation of numbers on screens. The project ‘Embodied digital transactions’ explores this topic of digital payments within the context of the ongoing process of dematerialization and digitization.

This project offers an alternative payment method which uses embodiment to create physical interactions in digital transactions. By gathering knowledge through interviews with professionals of financial institutions, user tests and lots of design iterations, this project resulted in a new payment solution that allows a user to experience expenses and balance of digital money through haptic and visual feedback in a viable product.