Cheque mates

John Vines, Mark Blythe, Paul Dunphy, Vasilis Vlachokyriakos, Isaac Teece, Andrew Monk, Patrick Olivier

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    This paper describes a project exploring the design of digital payment services in collaboration with 16 people aged over 80. Many older people find cheques valuable as a means of payment but the UK Payments Council recently proposed their abolition. We describe two designs that simultaneously aimed to preserve and augment the paper cheque as a means of making electronic payments. These were devised during participatory design workshops through critical dialogues with our eighty something participants. Workshop discussions resulted in the creation of a real world cheque system where we issued pre-paid cheques without the involvement of banks. This work informed the development of a digital cheque book based on Anoto digital pen technology. The work illustrates the value of participatory design with 'extraordinary' users, such as the eighty somethings, in HCI.
    Original languageEnglish
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    EventCHI 2012 (ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems) - Austin, Texas
    Duration: 1 May 2012 → …


    ConferenceCHI 2012 (ACM SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems)
    Period1/05/12 → …

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