Category Financial services

New institute to explore how world’s poor use technology to spend, store and save money

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded UC Irvine a $1.7 million grant to create a new research institute focused on the growing use of mobile technology in providing banking and financial services to people in developing countries. The…

Everyday Digital Money workshop at UC Irvine

The Department of Anthropology at the University of California at Irvine recently organised a workshop on innovation in digital money, entitled Everyday Digital Money. The workshop examined this emerging, complex, and unevenly distributed landscape of digital money innovation from cultural,…

Intel navigating future moneyscapes

Digital technology is changing the everyday forms and experience of money. Cheryl Miller reports on the [email protected] blog how field research by Intel’s People & Practices Research team identified key themes and opportunities for technological innovation. The researchers presented their…

CHI 2008: a selection on mobile banking

Here is my selection on mobile banking related papers presented at CHI 2008. (Papers are linked to their pdf downloads, if available.) From meiwaku to tokushita!: lessons for digital money design from Japan [abstract] Authors: Scott Mainwaring (Intel Research), Wendy…