Think about the ways that mobile technologies affect interaction in
public and social spaces. Spend one full hour in a subway observing
people on their mobile devices. Take notes on what you observe. Where
possible, capture images for your documentation, but don’t cross a line
with people’s privacy. Refer to the Rodger’s chapter on Observing
Technology in Use listed in Module 1.
Develop a concept for a technology that makes interactions on the
subway more interesting. It might be about how people interact with each
other (if that really happens) or maybe how people interact with the
MTA or advertising… No limits here except your creativity. Describe the
problem/opportunity, explain the apps benefits, how it
works/functionality/user experience, what it looks like. Provide a
rationale for your design choices. Include one or two sketches/images of
how the application works. I’d encourage you to work in pairs.