Rethinking the Everyday: Building a Better Receipt

Co.Design

Receipts are usually everyday slips of paper, kept in a file to tally up grocery bills, or forgotten at the bottom of a purse. But what if they could be more than that? A design team in London set out to redesign the common receipt, and the results are much more interesting than the usual list of prices.

Cash registers are connected to a complex system taking in a lot of information that it could also be giving out. Fun factoids, purchasing trends, and even daily news headlines could transform receipts into a useful and surprising source of information that, if nothing else, might make a humdrum transaction a little more interesting.

Here's a look at a sample receipt:

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What do you think? What changes would you make to the usual receipt?

Read more: The UI Geniuses At Berg Rethink The Common Receipt at Co.Design

Related: America's First Packaging-Free Grocery Store

(Image: Fast Company/Co.Design)

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Anjali is a former private chef who is currently pursuing a graduate degree in nutrition, with plans to become a registered dietitian. She lives in Los Angeles. You can read more of her health-focused writing at Eat Your Greens.

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