Archive for category: Design

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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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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BARTER mobile app walkthrough

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January 9, 2014

Android, Design, Mobile

BARTER mobile app walkthrough

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Web and Mobile: what’s the difference

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January 8, 2014

Android, Design, Media, Mobile

Web and Mobile: what’s the difference

At BARTER we have tried really hard to design and develop the two systems to look and feel the same (with the exception of NFC where not possible) We have come up with two different design solutions to record a transaction from the ‘tapping’ of an NFC card to sorting […]

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It’s 2014, heres what we’ve been working on over Christmas and New Year

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January 2, 2014

Design, Media, Uncategorized

It’s 2014, heres what we’ve been working on over Christmas and New Year

As everyone was downing tools for Christmas, the BARTER team were hard at work drafting up the  publication. In doing so, the next part to the project was conceived. This involved designing and developing the visualisations, to help understand the flow of money. So far we collected some initial data from […]

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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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Milestone #1 REACHED

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August 16, 2013

Android, Aplha, Design, Mobile

Milestone #1 REACHED

Yesterday we reached our first major milestone, delivering the first version of the mobile client to all the members of the team. This means that we can now go out and test the software amongst businesses and organisations in Lancaster. With the help from ESTA we hope to attract around […]

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In the press

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August 1, 2013

Design, Media, Partnership

In the press

The project aims to create a loyalty trading system which records trades and tracks the trading patterns within its network to reward sustainable and locally beneficial trading behaviour in Lancaster. Using mobile and web technology, the 18-month project favours local trading within a community, aiming to map where money is […]

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