At a glance, the wall looked like an elementary school student's bulletin board, but in fact the process was carefully guided by the founders of Greater Good Studio. Luckily, the people leading our rag-tag group have some bona-fides. George Aye is a professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and formerly the lead designer for the CTA. Sara Cantor Aye teaches design at Northwestern, the School of the Art Institute, and Lake Forest College. I'm not the only one who is impressed: a week after the project started, Greater Good Studio was awarded a $10,000 TED prize to help the process along and make it replicable in other cities.
As they closed the evening, George and Sara congratulated us on finishing the "research" phase. Now, they said, comes the "design" phase, starting on February 11th.
And this is where you come in. This phase, too, will be open to the public, and it will use the themes we previously uncovered as inspiration to brainstorm and sketch possible features. It's a perfect moment for a new contributor to join because we will all be starting from scratch on a new set of tasks.