A run on sterling - personal finance on the move

Lee Cooper*, Graham Johnson, Chris Baber

*Corresponding author for this work

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A number of organizations are currently engaged in the creation of electronic wallets as platforms for electronic commerce and banking. Significantly the wallet developed by Swatch is wearable. The Swatch 'Access' thus represents one of the few applications of truly wearable technology within the financial service sector. This paper summarizes research intent upon exploring and highlighting the non-technical requirements associated with electronic wallets such as the Swatch Access. To achieve this goal the research adopted an ethnographic approach. A series of interviews and observations was carried out, addressing the content of the people's existing wallets and how the wallet and its contents are used in everyday life. The 'findings' are subsequently discussed in terms of their implications for the development of future wearable electronic wallets.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Third International Symposium on Wearable Computers
Subtitle of host publicationdigest of papers, October 18-19, 1999, San Francisco, California
Place of PublicationLos Alamitos
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)0769504280, 9780769504285
Publication statusPublished - 30 Nov 1999
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd International Symposium on Wearable Computers - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 18 Oct 199919 Oct 1999
Conference number: 3rd


Conference3rd International Symposium on Wearable Computers
Abbreviated titleISWC '99
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco


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