Archive for category: Media

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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The high street bounces back with BARTER

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March 28, 2014

Media, Partnership

The high street bounces back with BARTER

One in five shops in the North West have closed as people desert the high street – but in Lancaster, a new project aims to reverse this alarming trend. Lancaster University’s BARTER project funded by EPSRC, aims to get people to spend in local shops instead of online, so that […]

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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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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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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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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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