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A role prototype about mobile banking.  It doesn’t say much more than what is possible with mobile banking right now.  You can currently transfer credit via SMS to another pre-paid account.  What I’m considering here is how people could use cell phone credit as currency.

I’d really like to pursue some project in mobile banking, but money issues may put research into that beyond the scope of possibilities.

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July 6th, 2008 at 3:59 pm

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“Design, Innovation and Leadership” - Carole Bilson

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“Design, Innovation and Leadership” podcast from the University of Michigan Penny W. Stamps Distinguished Visitors Series

Response: There’s not that much here for me.  Bilson thought that designers could make a bigger impact in companies and wanted to prove it.  It’s mostly corporate ideas.  Bilson works for an mailing documents company, and one perhaps interesting thing brought to my attention was the use of indicia, which I thought might have some vauge connection to mobile banking.

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June 27th, 2008 at 9:30 pm

An observation and thoughts

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Observation: since I was last in Belize, cell phone carriers have begun directly depositing pre-paid phone credit via electronic means versus selling phone cards.  There are even promotions to encourage this exchange (10% extra credit if you do it this way).  This seems like they’re priming to get people more and more used to their phone as a device for trading money, for mobile banking.

I want to perhaps get in touch with Galen University, a private university here in Belize, to see if anyone has particular interest in sustainable development, technology, and Belize/the Caribbean.

Development/Caribbean Research groups:
- Society for Caribbean Studies, UK
- International Association of Science and Technology for Development
- Caribbean Studies Association

Also, I bought drewcogbill.com today!

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June 23rd, 2008 at 8:42 pm