Experiments on the Future of Money
Money is pervasive and integral to so many of our experiences. Recent changes in the financial landscape – from mobile payments to peer-to-peer lending and the rise of local and cryptocurrencies – mean that now is the time to take a critical perspective on the future of money and the interactions that we will have with it.
Method ran an exploratory research project on the future of money using an insights-led approach to speculative design. The project used trend analysis and ethnographic research to inspire future scenarios. We sought to bring the future into the present and create social experiments in which possible futures could be lived and experienced to stimulate critical discussion.
We asked ourselves three primary questions:
Our research resulted in five press features including:
We also received two design awards including:
“We wanted to take a step back from those everyday problems and really think about some of the major trends that we felt were going to affect these experiences in the future. Financial services are designed for entirely rational beings. It assumes that we always make the right, informed decisions.”