Archive for category: Research

DING! research done

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December 1, 2014

Research

DING! research done

Its been a long and winding road over the last year and a bit, we hope BARTER has had a positive effect to all those that encountered it either first hand whilst shopping or listening to one of us speak at conferences. But first we would really like to thank […]

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It’s all a bit loopy!

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October 1, 2014

Design, Prototype, Research

It’s all a bit loopy!

No not us, the work we have completed, published, tested and now releasing. Get to grips with inter-trading and check out the loop demonstration tool. The loops help citizens better understand how money flows through the local economy.

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BARTER goes Open Source

BARTER goes Open Source

We have finally hit that stage in the project where we are starting to release the project code to the open source community. You can find all code on the Mobile Radicals GitHub page. We are slowly adding new commits each week leading up to the conclusion of the research […]

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Deployment 1.0

Deployment 1.0

Friday saw the first day, when the BARTER team took to the streets of Lancaster to inform the first wave of businesses about the project and their possible involvement in BARTER. Alongside the latest traders already signed up to BARTER from The Borough to Simply Flower by Nicola, including BayWebDesigns, Dancewell, Samaria, Complete Homeopathy and The […]

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Using your BARTER card

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January 29, 2014

Design, Media, Mobile, Partnership, Research

Using your BARTER card

So now you know what it is, we thought it might be useful to tell you how to use it from the customers point of view.

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So what’s BARTER all about?

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January 28, 2014

Design, Media, Mobile, Partnership, Research

So what’s BARTER all about?

You may have heard about this “BARTER” system in Lancaster lately (if you haven’t then we need to do our job better!). Well if you were curious to know what BARTER is all about, we put together this short video to introduce the project in a more visual way. Over […]

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2013 Project Recap

2013 Project Recap

In recent months, we have been working as a team to hone our research strategy, and exploring the possibilities for designing the BARTER system to have maximal positive impact. As part of the process of shaping these ideas, we have written and submitted several publications that describe the need for technological solutions that promote […]

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Latest Idea: BARTER Market Stall

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August 28, 2013

Design, Local Trade, Mobile, Research

Latest Idea: BARTER Market Stall

Every BARTER business member will have access to a BARTER market stall. The “BARTER market stall” gives small businesses the opportunity to promote their services, products in a shop window inspired display. The team are investigating ways to introduce payment mechanisms into the market stall, to give merchants the ability to […]

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First paper for BARTER accepted

First paper for BARTER accepted

Today our first paper (Designing a mobile service as a facilitator for capturing local trade data) for the BARTER project was accepted into the proceedings of Academic MindTrek2013, October 1-4, 2013, Tampere, FINLAND. We will be presenting the paper during the conference. Authors: Paul Coulton Adrian Gradinar Mark Lochrie Jon Whittle […]

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