Various symbols are currently linked to or used to represent an interconnected world. The use of the flag, for instance, represents a national identity of the country or a group of countries. These artistic symbols have been carefully designed to incorporate a number of signs and colors that convey a specific message to the group that it represents. In a fragmented world, these signs and symbols would be irrelevant and meaningless. The population would then require dealing with the basics of life in a more generalized and unified view. One of the issues that will arise here is the use of national currencies. It should be noted that each nation has a meticulously designed currency units with specific requirements for each. An artistic impression of the absence of the currency would mean the design and implementation of a more universally acceptable medium of exchange. This paper romanticizes the post currency era and tries to envision how this period would be modeled.
In the recent past, the adoption of the dollar as the international reserve currency has made the currency internationally acceptable as the main medium of exchange in the international markets. The specific design issues implemented in the dollar have made it difficult for many criminal elements to reproduce or duplicate the currency away from its source. However, in a fragmented world order, the recognition of this currency is likely to dwindle, and more acceptable system put in place.
In the post currency order, a new debit card system will replace the currency as the acceptable medium of exchange. The system that will use automatic teller machines would require debit cards that are designed to international standards. In the past the use of colors represented different corporations or nations (Wells 2010, pp 36). It would then mean that the color selection that this card will use would select a color that is universally accepted by everyone as the color of money.
While noting that money is easy to carry in small amounts, in the event that one has to transport bulk cash the cumbersomeness increases proportionally to the amount. In this view, the design aspect of the card will have to take into consideration portability of the card or the possible number of cards that an individual has to use. The card will also include simplistic and easy to authenticate design parameters to increase its acceptability and use.
Aesthetics and beauty are other issues that the card will consider. The card will be elegantly designed to meet the international requirements same as that of the international currency. This would then limit the possibility of the card being duplicated by criminally minded individuals.
In romanticizing a post currency world order, the key aspects that will be considered in defining the replacement majorly concern the design of the new order. In this context, the suggestion of a new all acceptable debit cards will only succeed if its design encompasses all the requirements of a fragmented world. The use of color, for instance, will depict or create an impression that is allied to a nation or organization. The designers of this order will then be required carefully to select colors that do not identify with any organization or nation in particular. Other aspects of aesthetics and ergonomics should also be considered while defining the specifications of design for this system (Burst 2009, pp 111).
Burst, D.P. (2009). Contemporary Ergonomics 2009: Proceedings of the International Conference on design. London. CRC Press. Pp 111. Print.
Wells, J. (2010). Intuitive Color & Design: Adventures in Art Quilting. New York. C&T Publishing. Pp 36. Print.