Assignments Recap

One more week to submit to the Research Phase!
In preparation for the research workshop, we'll be printing all of the stories on Urban Agent HQ on Sunday December 2nd. We want to include your transit tools, pro tips, and best and worst moments, so please submit them soon!

How to Submit your Stories
Take a picture that relates to your story.
Attach the picture in an email to agent@designingchicago.com
Name your story in the subject line.
Answer the Assignment questions (see below) in the email body.
Send! You'll get a confirmation email in a few minutes from Urban Agent HQ.
Repeat with a separate email and photo for each story.

Assignment One: Observe Your Commute
Identify transit tools on your commute - things that help you know where you are, and get where you're going. Answer these questions:
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?

Assignment Two: Become a Newbie
Step outside of your regular routine and go somewhere new. Send in the transit tools that help you find your way along this new journey. Answer these questions: (same as Assignment One)
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?

Assignment Three: Collect Pro Tips
Share your expertise and collect tips from the pros. What are the secret commuting tricks that help you feel like a professional city dweller? Answer these questions:
1. What is the Pro Tip?
2. What benefit do you get from following this Pro Tip?

Assignment Four: Share Your Best and Worst
What are your transportation highs and lows? The very best, and very worst moments from among all your transit memories? Answer these questions:
1. What happened?
2. Why was it the Best or Worst?