This course is the first part of a two-semester studio class in which students will be required to design an experience, product, service or system (or combination of) that is reflective of a relevant urban environment. The purpose of the class is to fully understand the inter-relationship between transportation infrastructure, hardware, the built environment and over-arching systems. Teamwork may be required. Students will conduct primary and secondary research, relevant to the project brief, from which they will be expected to generate insights, which will inform their exploration of ideas. A critical aspect of this course will be the expectation of iterative prototyping to guide the process of narrowing the ideation phase down to a final, demonstrable solution, capable of being validated through user research. Taught my Marta Now and Lucian Rosca.