Sam Roots

MA work

Treasure

Treasure is a system for behaviour change, that works primarily by adding friction at specific points in the payment process.

The ease and speed of payment methods today has been proven to make us spend more without realising it. For some, this is an inconvenience; for others, it can contribute to debt problems. Yet retailers and financial companies are rarely motivated to address this problem.

When you use Treasure, you retain control of your spending. Through a system of tactile nudges and graphical reinforcement, Treasure reinforces your own sense of financial accountability.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Innovation Design Engineering, 2017

  • Sam’s interests lie in how design can moderate human experience. His projects to date have drawn on fields as diverse as biodesign, the future of medicine, financial management and behavioural psychology.

    Before coming to the Royal College of Art, Sam trained as a materials scientist, and worked as a business analyst in the clean energy sector. 

  • Degrees

  • MEng Materials Science, Oxford University, 2009; DipABRSM in piano performance, ABRSM, 2007