Photos: Inside MasterCard Labs in New York City
Photos by Breanna Baker, Contributing Photographer
Opened in October 2014, the MasterCard Labs site in New York houses product and technology teams that build prototypes and collaborate with partners, as well as demo areas showing off new ways to pay. The 60,000 square foot space, designed by the architectural firm Gensler, is located in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighborhood. We dropped by as part of our 2016 New York City Field Study.
Payments timeline at the entrance to MasterCard Labs.
One objective of the new lab, located just 30 miles from MasterCard’s HQ, is to tap into Manhattan’s tech talent pool.
The space was designed by Gensler, the San Francisco-based architecture firm.
Lego bricks for tinkering.
The space features lots of glass walls to create a transparent vibe.
Groceries by MasterCard is an ordering and payment service developed by MasterCard Labs that is integrated with Samsung’s Family Hub refrigerator. It allows users to build shopping lists and place orders from the fridge’s touchscreen.
One demo area at the lab simulates a retail environment.
Exploring new ways to pay from vehicles, and at the gas pump.
A restaurant booth demo area.
A golf virtual reality demo MasterCard developed for one of the PGA tournaments it sponsors.
Items that MasterCard includes in IdeaBox, its employee ideation kit (based on Adobe’s Kickbox.)
City views from the terrace.
The conclusion of the electronic payments timeline.