A kind ATM named John

Tom Goijer, Laura Holtkamp, Yao Lu, Bob Smit, Robert Stuursma
ITD project (Interactive Technology Design)
February 2012 - July 2012
Contact: Pieter Desmet and Aadjan van der Helm (Studiolab)

The introduction of “near field communication” technology has made it possible for people to withdraw money by simply holding their smartphone up to an ATM. This radical new way of interacting with cashpoints brings along many opportunities to rethink the way in which people acquire cash. Interaction with an ATM like this could become much easier and faster. After proper functioning, the interaction of devices in the future becomes more and more important to distinguish oneself from the crowd.

The ATM you see here, is designed to expresses kindness in a serving way. The metaphor of a waiter is translated in the ATM that now truly ‘gives your money’ . While you interact with it, it will give you feedback in the form of sound, light and movement.