Icon magazine asked us to contribute to their monthly “Rethink” feature, where current and commonplace objects are re-imagined.
We continued some of the thinking from our “Media Surfaces” work with Dentsu, around how retail receipts could make the most of the information systems that modern point-of-sales machines are plugged into…
A little quote from our piece:
We’ve added semi-useful info-visualisation of the foods ordered based on “what the till knows” – sparklines, trends – and low-tech personalisation of information that might be useful to regulars. Customers can select events or news stories they are interested in by ticking a check box.
We think the humble receipt could be something like a paper “app” and be valuable in small and playful ways.
Read all about it in this month’s Icon #97, available at all good newsagents!