Hello Urban Agents- welcome to the first brainstorm challenge!
From our research, we know that every
trip is made up of two modes: planning and moving.
This week we're focusing on planning, and we'll give you two prompts as starting points to help you create great ideas for your future app. You can be inspired by one or both and submit as many ideas as you like!
Prompt One: How Might My App... prepare me for my next trip?
How could your app give you
information that makes you feel prepared to leave the house? How might
your app take the worry out of your trip? How might your app prepare you
for your next thing, whether that thing is right now, later today, or tomorrow? What do you do to prepare for trips, and how could your app help?
Prompt Two: How Might My App… plan trips based on things I care about?
Maybe you really care about being on time, or care about having a stress-free trip or simply care about burning calories that day. What do you care about when planning your trips, and how could your app help?
Check out Agent HQ for more inspiration from Agents' stories about planning from our Research Phase.
Submit Your Ideas Online
- Draw your idea. Your sketch can be very simple- the important thing is to visualize your idea so that others can understand it. Check out the video above for some examples, and click over to Agent HQ to see what other Agents have been up to.
- Take a picture of your sketch.
- Attach the picture in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Give your idea a title in the subject line and answer these two questions to help us understand your idea:
- What is your app doing? Tell us what's clever and unique about your idea.
- What is happening around you? Tell us about the context of using this app.
Submit Your Ideas In Person
Join us at our Chicago studio to meet other Agents, learn more about brainstorming, and come up with great ideas. The prompts for each event will correspond to that week's challenge, and you're welcome to come to as many as you'd like.
6:00-8:00 PM | February 11th, 18th, 25th & March 4th | Greater Good Studio | 2864 N Milwaukee Ave
Please RSVP here
Keep in mind
> You can send in as many ideas as you like - the more, the better!> Your submissions will be posted on Urban Agent HQ, where our team and the world can view, discuss, vote for, and be inspired by your work. Click on over to the HQ to see what other Agents have been up to and join the conversation!
> No photo = no post. We can't take emails without images, so please include that sketch!
Don't worry if you see that someone else has sent in a similar idea already - the more ideas the better!
> Don't worry if you don't take public transit, or don't live in Chicago. We think everyone has at least one idea for how getting around cities can be better, and we want to hear them.
> Before you get started, read through our Submission Guidelines and Terms so you know what we expect from all of our participants.
We rely on your questions and feedback to help us make this process better, so please let us know how we can improve!