Project Mercury

Research Jul 29, 2018

description

Project Mercury (2018) is a a collaboration between Design Informatics and Tesco Bank. Exploring fintech through creative, data led projects.

24 partcipants from diverse fields – UX, Data Science, Engineering, Architecture, Product Design, Behavioural Science experts were dropping in provocative lectures to fire their imaginations and enspire visions of the future.

3 projects have emerged and will be displayed at Design Informatics Pavilion (2018)

DeedIt

"Deedit is a project harnessing today’s popular activism – think mass action to reduce plastics in the sea.  We are more aware than ever of the impact of our actions and have a desire to make a positive difference to our environment and community."

Lense -

"In a speculated future, ownership of data is shifting from businesses to individuals. Ever thought of sharing your Amazon purchases with a potential employer? What if it helped you get your dream job? Actively explore the different data sources you could leverage to build your own digital identity."

TESS –

"Would you let an artificial intelligence manage your finances for you? Let’s be honest, for most of us, budgeting is a chore. Can we banish it in the data-driven 21st Century with a digital financial assistant?

Introducing Tess. Proactive, connected to your smart home, managing everything for you."

role

Throughout this collaboration, I advised the participants on a range of topics ranging from; ideation, interaction design. As well as programming, fabrication and Smart Contact development on the ERC-20 platform.


Shaune Oosthuizen

Shaune's work manifests in the bisection of art, design and technology, producing experimental transdisciplinary projects. Such as interactive installations, machine-learning and immersive experience.