After meeting with Marty I have been able to narrow and identify the direction of my focus. While there is still research and experimenting to be done, I can do so with specific questions and intent. I am now moving into a place where solutions can be formed and investigated. I want to give people a platform to explore Boston and understand something new while deepening their relationship and knowledge of the city. How do you hear about that exciting new restaurant or that perfect skyline view? You can either take time to explore yourself or wait until word-of-mouth trickles down. If you do not have the time or deep desire to explore and word-of-mouth travels too slow, then you need a curated space where you have a vast access to these places and understandings.
My audience is now concentrated to relatively new residents of Boston. They are college students, young professionals, or people who have recently moved to Boston and desire a deeper relationship with the city. These people are not tourists nor natives, they may call Boston their home but they are not yet fully familiar with the city and its discoveries.
I would like to develop a medium that allows residents to discover their city and become familiar with venues, locations, views, and commerce beyond their daily commute or understanding. In doing my research I realized that people are familiar with their area or T stops and destination based stops. They are is a lack of understanding of what takes place in-between.
I am interested in people engaging with the environment as well the ability to gain suggestions and advice from others. People may anonymously engage with others in their vicinity on the T to receive new clues or places in that area.
I would like to engage the train as a space and somehow have people interact with the environment.
I would also like to quickly examine technical problems with the T and explore if I can interweave solutions to my concept.