SUMMARY

We designed a self-owned shop that relies on blockchain technology.

MY ROLE

UX research / Prototyping / UI Design / Coding

WORK WITH

This Ain’t Rock’n’Roll / Alex Newson / Tatiana Bohsali / Sue Heeyeon An / Yiwei Han (David)

PERIOD

22/04/21–10/06/21 (7 weeks)

BLOG LINK

WEEK 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7

BRIEF

Design a way to materialise the blockchain.

BACKGROUND

This Ain’t Rock ’n Roll Team is the creator of the Brixton Pound, a local currency that was temporarily used in the south of London. Currently, this currency is being developed into a digital tokenized version (cryptocurrency), which will be implemented in the Algorand blockchain. To support the initiative, our brief challenged us to design a way to materialize the blockchain.

But what does it mean exactly to materialize the blockchain? How can such an intangible concept become tangible? What metaphors come into play? The answer: a shop that owns itself. Yes, that’s possible. 

Research Method

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Literature Review 

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Workshop Design

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Prototyping

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Field Research

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Speculative Design

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© Yiwei Han 2021