Fixing the alignment: An exploration of budgeting practices in the home

Snow, Stephen & Vyas, Dhaval (2015) Fixing the alignment: An exploration of budgeting practices in the home. In Proceedings of the 33rd Annual ACM Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems - CHI EA '15, ACM, Seoul, Republic of Korea, pp. 2271-2276.

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Budgeting is an important means of controlling ones finances and reducing debt. This paper outlines our work towards designing more user centred technology for individual and household budgeting. Based on an ethnographically informed study with 15 participants, we highlight a misalignment between people's actual budgeting practices and those supported by off-the-shelf budgeting aids. In addressing this misalignment we outline three tenets that may be incorporated into future work in this area. These include (1) catering for the different phases of engagement with technology; (2) catering for the practices of hiding and limiting access to money, and; (3) integrating materiality into technical solutions.

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ID Code: 83765
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Budget; apps; money; family; design; finance
DOI: 10.1145/2702613.2732808
ISBN: 9781450331463
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
Deposited On: 26 Apr 2015 22:37
Last Modified: 13 May 2015 00:31

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