Run on sterling - personal finance on the move

Lee Cooper*, Graham Johnson, Chris Baber

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to conference (unpublished)Paperpeer-review

5 Citations (Scopus)


A number of organizations are currently engaged in the creation of electronic wallets as platforms for electronic commerce and banking. Significantly the wallet developed by Swatch is wearable. The Swatch 'Access' thus represents one of the few applications of truly wearable technology within the financial service sector. This paper summarizes research intent upon exploring and highlighting the non-technical requirements associated with electronic wallets such as the Swatch Access. To achieve this goal the research adopted an ethnographic approach. A series of interviews and observations was carried out, addressing the content of the people's existing wallets and how the wallet and its contents are used in everyday life. The 'findings' are subsequently discussed in terms of their implications for the development of future wearable electronic wallets.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 1999
EventProceedings of the 1999 3rd International Symposium on Wearable Computers - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: 18 Oct 199919 Oct 1999


ConferenceProceedings of the 1999 3rd International Symposium on Wearable Computers
CitySan Francisco, CA, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science(all)


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