SCOPUS IS MANIFESTING DATA - DRIVEN DESIGN IN SPECULATIVE FINANCIAL FUTURES.
“What if the systems we use could understand emotions just as well as they understand numbers? ”
Numbers matter in decisions. We all know Mr Numbers, right? Mr Numbers is that really smart person who is always right and rational and whose decisions fit nicely in spreadsheets and calculation profiles. Numbers is the gatekeeper for truth. But one thing that rational Mr Numbers cannot do quite yet, is to understand feelings, emotions and intuition of people.
Our systems around us, such as our fitness watches or computer screens, might soon be able to measure very specific types of emotions. Some of these systems increasingly know how to make correlations with our emotions, for example in how we make financial decisions as people.
Spotify is one current example. The music service allows users to navigate the platform via mood-based playlists — as opposed to traditional consumption of genres. Through analysing our patterns, it curates the perfect listening experience, according to our mood.
Music makes us happy- and what other things does music makes us do? If systems are capable of measuring our sentiment and identifying our intent, what insights can we draw from our emotional state when it comes to our financial decisions?
In this near fictional future, we posed the idea of having a system that lives with you that increasingly recognises your mood through the music you listen to, combined with knowing your location and browsing history.
Scopus is financial a system that knows your goals and aspirations. Scopus is therefore able to make beneficial data correlations, that are presented to you when you need them in the daily journeys of your life.
Klio Rapakoulia (Interaction Design)
SKILLS / TOOLS
Speculative design, Systems thinking, UX, Storytelling, Film making, After Effects, Sketch, Principle
4 weeks during the conceptual Fluid Assemblages course
A personal finance system for your aspirations
Main UI of the screens were made by Klio Rapakoulia*