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Subject: [taler-www] branch stable updated (3d40add -> e7119c9)
Date: Thu, 04 Nov 2021 15:09:02 +0100

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+{% extends "common/news.j2" %}
+{% block body_content %}
+<h1>2021-11: &quot;Understanding and designing technologies for everyday 
financial collaboration&quot; published</h1>
+We are happy to announce that Belén finished her PhD thesis
+on&quot;Understanding and designing technologies for everyday financial
+collaboration&quot; which contains many inspirational ideas for future
+payment systems like GNU Taler:
+Perhaps enticed by the promise of reduced marginal costs per customer and other
+“operational efficiencies”, the financial industry seems to take for granted 
+introducing technology into their services delivers convenience and makes it 
+for people to manage their money. The overwhelmingly positive discourse that
+surrounds financial technologies portrays them as the inevitable next step in 
+evolution of money, and as driving consumer empowerment by reducing costs and
+improving quality of service. Research, however, has linked those very same
+technologies to new and existing forms of financial exclusion. This raises the
+question of how we can design financial technologies that promote access and
+In this thesis, I take on this question by casting a critical lens over the 
design of
+financial technologies through experiences of financial difficulty and 
financial third
+party access. I conducted qualitative studies with a team inside the banking 
+tasked with servicing customers deemed “vulnerable”; and with a group of people
+who live under the “double trouble” (Topor et al., 2016) of mental illness and
+financial difficulty. The latter trialled a new financial third party access 
digital service
+for 3 months. These varied perspectives on financial difficulty and third 
party access
+reveal the unintended consequences of introducing technology into our 
+with money, and the theories and assumptions concealed in the design of 
+financial technologies.
+Based on the insights of these studies, and a synthesis of the literature on 
+nature of money, this thesis contributes alternative paradigms that may help us
+design financial technologies differently. Such technologies would reflect an
+understanding of money as a social relation, and of our finances as a 
+endeavour. Rather than focusing on efficiency, resource optimisation and asset
+protection, they would encourage flexibility, complementarity, reflection,
+appropriation, positive forms of security, collaboration and participation. By
+designing financial technologies under different theoretical premises and with
+different priorities, we may promote access, fairness and democratic oversight 
+financial service provision, particularly for those experiencing financial 
+<h4>Download links</h4>
+<li><a href="/papers/thesis_belen_barros_pena.pdf">PDF (English)</a></li>
+{% endblock body_content %}
diff --git a/www.yml b/www.yml
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@@ -28,6 +28,9 @@ langs_full:
   tr: Türk
+  - page: 2021-11.html
+    date: 2021-11-04
+    title: Understanding and designing technologies for everyday financial 
   - page: 2021-10.html
     date: 2021-10-12
     title: Cómo Emitir una Moneda Digital del Banco Central
@@ -133,6 +136,14 @@ paperslist:
     url_pdf: "papers/suerf2021en.pdf"
+  - year: 2021
+    authors:
+      - Belén Barros Pena
+    kind: PhD Thesis
+    name: "Understanding and designing technologies for everyday financial 
+    url_html:
+    comment:
+    url_pdf: "papers/thesis_belen_barros_pena.pdf"
   - year: 2021
       - Christian Grothoff

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