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Are you what you buy? | DesignNotes by Michael Surtees

Are you what you buy?

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As different as Kate Bingaman-Burt of Obsessive Consumption and Burak Arikan with mypocket are in how they express their personal spending habits, it’s kind of fun to see how similar people just are. Kate draws her purchases while Burak tracks his information with a keyboard and code. Both forms of tracking take discipline to recognize patterns that may or may not be apparent. Doesn’t it make you just want to do something similar if you could figure out what you would want to track personally. A new month is almost here – there’s no time like the present to start.

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  • Kate Andrews

    Great finds Michael, how inspiring! I wonder how many visual methods can assist us to track our buying/consumption and waste of everyday items. I love the fact these have taken on contemporary methods of information design. Refreshing.

  • http://serialconsign.com Greg J. Smith

    Anybody down with Burak’s work should check my interview of him that I recently posted on Serial Consign.