(video con subtítulos en español)
(If you're new to Designing Chicago, check out Assignment 1 first. You can complete the assignments in any order, but Assignment 1 has some important info about how to participate.)
Agents, your second assignment is to become a newbie. You can do this by either 1) Going somewhere new or 2) Taking a new mode of transportation to a place you go regularly. Either way, we want you to collect the transit tools you use during your entire journey.
Just like for Assignment 1, when you notice yourself using a transit tool, take a picture and email it to email@example.com. Name your tool in the subject line, and then answer these 2 questions about this transit tool:
1. What information is this tool giving you? Why are you using it right now, and what's helpful about it?
2. What information do you really want to know, in this moment, that this tool isn't giving you?
Why are we asking you to become a newbie? By having an experience outside of your usual routine, you'll probably have different questions and use different tools to know where you are and get where you're going. We can learn a lot from people in new situations because they have more needs than experts, and their needs are more obvious. Newbies are one type of extreme user, and if we can meet the needs of extreme users, we have a better chance of meeting everybody's needs.
We hope you have fun trying something new, and we can't wait to see what you discover!
Keep in mind:
> Become a newbie as many times as you'd like, and send in as many transit tools as you find- the more, the better!
> Don't worry if you don't live in Chicago! We're curious about transit tools
everywhere and across many modes of transportation.
> Before you get started, read through our Submission Guidelines and Terms so you know what we expect from all of our participants.
> We trust that you will be safe in your Agent activities, but just a reminder: Please don't take photos while operating a moving vehicle (car or bike). If you can pull over, please do, or take a similar photo later when you don't need both your hands to steer.
(check out Assignment 1 for more good tips)
Urban Agent HQ
Your submissions will be posted on Urban Agent HQ,
where our team and the world can view, comment, share, and learn from
your work. The discussion on the HQ will help us develop research insights, so join the conversation!
Please let us know! We'll compile common questions on our FAQ page, but if you can't find your answer there, just send us an email. We rely on your questions and feedback to help us make this process the best it can be. So please let us know how we can improve!