Getting Crypto-Chic

The Playful Design Futures of Cryptocurrencies Design in finance isn’t trendy. It rarely embraces risk, fads, or even asymmetry. Design that has anything to do with money or the economy is the design of integrity. Whether it’s for a bank logo or the dollar bills in our pocket, the goal of this design is to…

The Future of Money: An Interview with Ann Pettifor

We tend to think of money as a cultural artifact that has evolved from stone disks and precious metals into modern currencies that are becoming increasingly digital. According to Ann Pettifor, a UK-based economist and director of Policy Research in Macroeconomics (PRIME), this technological frame distracts us from the more important social dimensions of money.…

Conference: Design Thinking for Banks & Financial Services

On Sept 27028, marcus evans will host the 3rd Edition: Design Thinking for Banks & Financial Services Conference at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Metropolitan in New York. Join your peers and master an array of innovation methodologies to drive the development of disruptive services while forging deeper user relationships. At this 3rd installment, you will…

An interview with Melora Zaner

Head of Mobile Design & UX, Digital; Executive Director at JPMorgan Chase This post originally appeared on the marcus evans website. Ahead of the 3rd Edition: Design Thinking for Banks & Financial Services Conference, marcus evans spoke with Melora Zaner, Head of Mobile Design & UX, Digital; Executive Director at JPMorgan Chase about the main challenges in integrating innovation into…

The Future of Financial Crime

The past century has seen a huge shift in the financial services landscape – from the growth of retail banking (as we know it) in the late 1800s; to Diners Club developing the first credit card in 1950;
 and the elusive Satoshi Nakamoto’s invention of Bitcoin, the world’s first fully virtual currency, in 2008. The…

The Future of Financial Institutions Post Brexit

Regulatory changes are not normally the concern of a strategic foresight consultancy, but the possible departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union is a once in a lifetime event. Brexit’s effect on global financial institutions is worth an examination to help inform strategic decisions that may need to be made about the future.…

Taking the Scenic Route to Success

“Education either functions as an instrument which is used to facilitate integration of the younger generation into the logic of the present system and bring about conformity or it becomes the practice of freedom, the means by which men and women deal critically and creatively with reality and discover how to participate in the transformation of their world.”– Paulo Freire, Pedagogy of the Oppressed During…