Technological Diffusion of Near Field Communication (NFC)

Tom Page*
Senior Lecturer, Electronic Product Design, Loughborough Design School, Loughborough University, United Kingdom
Periodicity:August - October'2014


This paper aims to assess how Near Field Communication (NFC) technology will impact on everyday life. Literature on this subject focuses on mobile payments as this was the original purpose for NFC. However, on further investigation there are other areas where NFC has a key role. Recent developments in Medical and ticketing based NFC applications show promise of being the so called “Catalyst” for NFC's integration. Both questionnaire and interview methods were used to gain further insight into the current standing of NFC. The focus of this paper was to determine if mobile payments will be the catalyst for widespread integration of NFC into society. Or will there be another area that will give the platform for NFC?


Near Field Communication, Technological diffusion

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Page, T. (2014). Technological Diffusion of Near Field Communication (NFC). i-manager’s Journal on Mobile Applications and Technologies, 1(3), 1-15.


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