Getting Something for Nothing?: A User-Centric Perspective on Loyalty Card Schemes


論文アブストラクト:Loyalty cards are a form of tracking and recording technology (TRT) that enables retailers to collect data about their customers' demographic and purchase behaviours. As recompense for sharing their data consumers receive 'loyalty points' which they can redeem for exclusive discounts and rewards. The design of loyalty schemes, and TRTs more generally, plays a key role in defining the economic terms of that exchange, and ultimately the economic value of personal data. In this paper we present findings from an interview study with 12 loyalty cardholders in the UK explicating the ways in which they create (and lose) value through the everyday practice of shopping with loyalty cards and the orientations associated with them. Based on our findings we suggest cardholders are less concerned with the protection of their privacy than with leveraging its value, only some of which was economic. We provide design guidelines for TRTs that may enable consumers to derive greater value from the data they produce and share.


プロバイダに個人情報を提供した見返りをユーザが獲得するという、ポイントカードのスキームの設計論について、インタビューを用いて考察した。 ユーザは個人情報よりも報酬の質を意識しており、特に他人とシェアできる報酬に価値を置いている。