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Finances at a glance

Overview

  • Type: Final Bachelor Project
  • Goal: Design a physical representation of personal finances that makes it able to interact with your finances and supports the financial overview.
  • Final grade: 8
  • Competencies: DRP | CA | TR | US | MDC

Key learning points

1. Designing by vision.
2. Interest for tangible data visualization.

Deliverables

report

Explanation

When young people start living on their own, they need to learn how to manage their finances. Tight budgets and unexpected fixed costs can give them a hard time keeping track of their financial status. Finances at a Glance puts this status into your daily life and offers more awareness at a glance. By using data of banking apps the finances are sorted and shown on the device. It shows the days of the month and the budget you have left on a monthly basis, starting from your main income. It also alerts you on upcoming fixed costs to give a more realistic overview of your budget. As it is an abstract visualization it can be understood by the owner, but will provide privacy when seen by others.

Reflection

During my FBP I made sure that the steps I took were in line with my vision, which actually helped me in deepening my vision. That is when I developed a clear interest in the field of tangible data visualization which I wanted to pursue with in the ID Master.