Design Principles for Digital Community Currencies Chasin, Friedrich Schmolke, Florian Becker, Jörg 2020-01-04T08:01:06Z 2020-01-04T08:01:06Z 2020-01-07
dc.description.abstract Community currencies are alternative currencies, which enable the mobilization of local resources for local needs and building resilient communities. They allow community members to perform economic transactions like buying products and paying for services using an alternative currency as a medium of exchange. For decades, regional, paper-based community currencies have been in use across the world. With the advent of the digital age, community currencies are increasingly moving into the digital space. Digital Community Currencies (DCCs) create opportunities for addressing challenges that traditional community currencies are facing, such as the inconvenience of handling two currencies in one wallet and the geographic limitation to a limited user population. This research builds upon characteristics and challenges of community currencies and derives six design principles from a literature review, an analysis of 16 community currency projects and an interview with a community currency project manager at the end of the project’s life. The design principles serve as a basis for establishing resilient and scalable DCCs. They contribute to the limited IS research on phenomena of social sustainability and have major practical implications when implemented in existing community currency systems.
dc.format.extent 10 pages
dc.identifier.doi 10.24251/HICSS.2020.504
dc.identifier.isbn 978-0-9981331-3-3
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof Proceedings of the 53rd Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
dc.subject End-user Empowerment in the Digital Age
dc.subject alternative currencies
dc.subject design principles
dc.subject digital community currencies
dc.subject green is
dc.subject sus-tainability
dc.title Design Principles for Digital Community Currencies
dc.type Conference Paper
dc.type.dcmi Text
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