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E-Ink Smart Card - Security
An exploration into how the E-Ink display of the smart card could work alongside a biometric fingerprint reader. Once a user's fingerprint is verified by the card, the contactless payment feature is enabled, and the user's card details are displayed. This concept came in response to the government's hasty actions to raise contactless payment limits, whilst taking little consideration of the security implications.
E-Ink Smart Card - Saving
This second concept utilizes Monzo's virtual piggy bank feature (Pots) in order to encourage saving. The E-Ink display provides a visual portrayal of the user's saving goal, then starts to fade the image away if the user is spending too much money. The idea aims to replicate how we behave with physical cash and coins by increasing the amount of interactivity in a transaction - something contactless taps severely lack.
E-Ink Smart Card - Sustainability
This final concept is inspired by DOconomy, a Swedish bank that focuses on carbon costing, rather than just economic. DOconomy has introduced a carbon footprint calculator which helps users make more sustainable purchase choices. I wanted to design a minimal display for the E-Ink screen which could educate users on; manufacture, material, transport, and energy carbon costs.
E-Ink Smart Card - Sustainability II
I found that DOconomy's carbon calculator only informed users on their spending footprint after transactions were made. Therefore, I designed the card so that once in close proximity to a product, it could display a 'carbon price-tag' to the user. This allows them to make sustainable purchase choices in-store, rather than regretting the transaction after it has been made.