The joy of cheques

Vines, John, Dunphy, Paul, Blythe, Mark, Lindsay, Stephen, Monk, Andrew and Olivier, Patrick (2012) The joy of cheques. In: The 2012 ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work, 11-15 February 2012, Bellevue, Washington.

Full text not available from this repository. (Request a copy)
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2145204.2145229

Abstract

A cheque is a paper document that orders the transfer of money between bank accounts. Whilst an eighty-year-old in the UK is predicted on average to live at least another ten years, cheques may not. Despite many older peoples extensive use of cheques, UK banks are eager to abolish them and design electronic alternatives that are less costly to process and less vulnerable to fraud. This paper reports on two qualitative studies that explored the banking experiences of 23 people over eighty years old. Cheques support financial collaboration with others in ways that digital payment systems do not. We argue that whilst it might be possible to improve the design of digital payment systems to better support financial collaboration, the case for retaining and enhancing cheques is stronger. Rather than replace cheques, we must design ways of making them less costly to process and better linked to electronic payment methods.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: W200 Design studies
Department: Faculties > Arts, Design and Social Sciences > School of Design > Northumbria Design
Depositing User: Ellen Cole
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2012 16:35
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2015 11:07
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/10679

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item

Downloads

Downloads per month over past year

View more statistics


Policies: NRL Policies | NRL University Deposit Policy | NRL Deposit Licence