Household financial systems

Vyas, Dhaval & Snow, Stephen (2015) Household financial systems. In CSCW Workshop 2015 : Collaboration and Social Computing in Emerging Financial Services, 15 March 2015, Vancouver, Canada.

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In this paper we discuss some preliminary results of an ethnographic study focused on the ways money and financial issues are collaboratively handled within families. Families develop ‘systems’ or methods through which they organize and manage their everyday financial activities. These systems not only organize everyday family finances, but represent and shape family relationships. Through analysis of our ethnographic field study data, we develop four types of financial systems that we observed in the field: banking arrangements, physical hubs, goal-oriented systems and spatio-temporal organization. In this paper, we discuss examples of these systems and their implications for designing tools to support household financial practices.

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ID Code: 83482
Item Type: Conference Item (Presentation)
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Family FInances, HCI, Design
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > Institutes > Institute for Future Environments
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2015 [please consult the author]
Deposited On: 13 Apr 2015 22:14
Last Modified: 19 Apr 2015 04:25

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