We propose a tangible interface concept for communicating personal financial information in an ambient and relevant manner. The concept is embodied in a set of wallets that provide the user with haptic feedback about personal financial metrics. We describe how such feedback can inform purchasing decisions and improve general financial awareness.
We describe a practical vision of ubiquitous computing with tangible interfaces, that orbits around an individual and is mediated by his or her personal consumer electronic devices. We illustrate this with a software and hardware platform for creating a personal area network of information accessories, connecting people physically with network-accessible… (More)