iLab - Design Process - Ideation

During this phase, groups used brainstorming exercises to generate ideas for solving the problem they defined in Phase 3. Brainstorming activites included: NYAKA, Out of the Box, and the 1010 Method (from Robert Curedale's "Design Thinking: Precoess and Methods Manual"). During the ideation phase groups also re-defined the problems, with several groups changing the problem they were planning to solve.

 

Ideas suggested during the ideation phase included:

La Femme

  • Install Bike Chattanooga ports in East Chattanooga
  • Subsidize bicycles for residents on a need-basis
  • More walking signs on streets
  • Better lighting
  • Traffic slowing measures to make bike travel safer on those streets
  • Structure of buses and bicycles (for grocery transportation)
  • Car share
  • Volunteer neighborhood car pool (maybe done block by block)
  • Food pantry //resembles healthy food corners, so now it's ensuring access to that //how do people get downtown? Bus, walking Amnicola, walking Dodson //is Dodson walkable the whole way to E 3rd? And even then, you're pretty far out of central downtown
  • Build a grocery store
  • Delivery
  • Community garden on every block/every couple of blocks
  • Electric bike
  • Expand bus routes
  • Drone delivery
  • Weekly feast (done block by block)
  • Food in schools
  • Send food home with kids (see DC program)
  • Continue expanding bike lanes--along with traffic slowing
  • Zipline grocery
  • Bike route directly to grocery store (paired with structural modifications to make bikes more grocery friendly)
  • Fitness classes
  • Shoe donation
  • Give everyone more money/welfare
  • Partnership with grocery stores to create mini-grocery ports
  • Rickshaws
  • Jet packs
  • Secure bike racks
  • Magic microwaves (remove transportation as a barrier entirely)
  • Buy everyone a car (Oprah, "YOU GET A CAR! YOU GET A CAR!")
  • Every house comes with an electric, grocery-designed bike/city subsidizes access to these
  • Canals
  • Address safety in the neighborhood to increase policymaker support for Bike Chattanooga access in the neighborhood//start looking at who provides transportation and what their incentives are when implementing new forms of transport //institutional lens
  • Pet horses
  • Conveyor sidewalks (solar-powered)
  • Escalator system for the city
  • Storks!
  • Evacuate East Chattanooga; provide housing near grocery stores
  • Scooters (to access buses that get you to grocery stores or to convenient stores)
  • Unicycle lessons (no hands!)
  • Ski lifts across the city
  • Train dogs to fetch groceries
  • Light rail (with grocery access)
  • Nutrition pill (remove transportation as a barrier)
  • subsidize taxi services
  • partnership between schools, churches, and local farms
  • use churches to organize carpools and food pantry
  • personal gardens
  • Give everybody two chickens
  • Animal farm in neighborhood, residential turkeys
  • Subsidize go-carts
  • Smart refrigerators for every residence
  • Food trucks/mobile markets (failed the neighborhood originally-why?)
  • Paid grocery runner (city-funded)
  • Paint road to indicate best routes and to slow traffic
  • Rain groceries/more food trees
  • Purchasable wings suitable to body weight
  • Adapted delivery--they take groceries home for you
  • Fast shoes/other fast accessories
  • Change buying habits by adding block stores
  • Illegalize cars
  • Subway system
  • Grocery stores in schools
  • Healthy corners in areas where residents work
  • Shopping for the neighborhood as a part of state-imposed community service
  • Text a number and they bring subsidized food
  • Cooking classes on how to cook on a budget/using the produce available to eliminate need for transport beyond Glass St.
  • Create social norms whereby you pick up groceries for your neighbors
  • Improved welfare/access to educational institutions to reduce crime and improve infrastructural and economic development
  • Hover boards for everyone (they light up, and they're quicker)
  • Expand healthy corners in convenient stores
  • Skateboards to get to bus
  • Biweekly servicing (meals, groceries, etc.)
  • No waste program--state-run food distribution
  • Golf carts for every residence
  • More art (encourage development; slow traffic)
  • Eating competitions
  • Employ residents in volunteer/side jobs that give them access to food
  • Emergency food hotline
  • Work with community forums to redesign best routes for maximum convenience
  • Community charette
  • Textable numbers for Bike Chatt, CARTA, etc.
  • Genetically altered self-reproducing food
  • Genetically altered food design to grow in urban environments
  • Genetically altered food that's non-perishable to reduce the number of trips needed
  • Cannibalism
  • Fitness in schools
  • Subsidized gym membership
  • Neighborhood classes on active and alt transport
  • Neighborhood forums to discuss barriers to transportation
  • Address safety through education programs
  • Address safety through income assistance
  • Have public forums for all of Chattanooga to address misperceptions about safety in East Chattanooga (encourage business development and subsequent transportation improvement)
  • Market successes in area to encourage transportation/business development
  • Partner program (partner youths with families/elderly who have trouble with access)
  • One hour credit class if college students take food to families
  • Enlist dietetics majors at UTC to intern at community centers
  • Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce discussions about safety and opportunity on Glass
  • Benwood grants for businesses willing to open doors on Glass (like in MLK) --encourage long term development
    Neighborhood fitness classes (and have the Mobile Market come so they can buy food on their way out)
  • After school childcare provides dinner for families

 

One Red Barracuda

  • More maps at stops
  • Apps
  • Bus Storage
  • Training
    Active bus tracking
  • Better Tracking
    Better Bus Cleaning
  • Seatbelts on Buses
  • Carpooling program
  • Better Bus stops
    Price Changes
  • Easier Bus Fees
  • Tourist Transportation Programs
  • Segways
  • More Bike Lanes
  • Trolley
  • Better Roads
  • Better Incentives
  • Car Share
  • Bus only lanes
  • More routes and buses
  • Train
  • More walking bridges
  • Metro Station
  • Money
  • More of everything
  • More bike stations
  • Assisted bikes
  • Double decker buses

 

Rudy Babies

  • Eliminate freshman parking
  • Hoverboards
  • Buy a building; acquire the land & knock that sucker down to make way for new lots
  • Stop building more residence halls
  • Walmart mobility scooter partnership
  • Segway rentals
  • Taxi services to local locations
  • Dorm cars*
  • Keep construction during school terms (fall & spring) to a minimum*
  • Less lot closures*
  • Rickshaws
  • Convert Lupton to a full parking garage
  • Incentives to keep cars at home
  • RA sponsored ride sharing programs*
  • Construct a legitimate grocery store on campus which utilizes mocs bucks*
  • Better bus route awareness*
  • Give off campus students priority lots
  • Assign lots based on class schedule and residence
  • Eliminate city parking meters*
  • Raise parking decal prices*
  • Electric bike share program
  • Make UTC a wet campus to deter certain students from taking reserved lots from their owners
  • Partner with local businesses to increase parking capacity*
  • Satellite campus*
  • Moped exclusive salesman for UTC who offers discounts for students/low interest rates
    kill off the freshman
  • make it mandatory fr all freshman to go to community college for their first two years.
  • make a special village for freshman.
  • make the freshmen live underground.
  • create underground tunnels and parking lots.
  • Make a shuttle service for freshman.
  • put a walmart on campus like at UT Knox.
  • charge the freshmen extra for their parking passes, in order to discourage them from purchasing one.
  • put boots on all freshmen cars.
  • dont let random people 5 dollars to park in our lots.
  • create a pony club, to where everyone gets assigned a pony.
  • Get horse stalls put on campus so country people can bring there horses to school.
  • bomb all the freshman dorms.
  • develop an ant man suit and distribute it around campus.
  • everyone should ride magic carpets to school.
  • trolley service trough Chattanooga.
  • more online classes.
  • only online classes for freshman who live off campus.
  • make a bus system similar to high school.
  • freshman cant leave their dorms.
  • freshmen are assigned a campus buddies to ride around with.
  • if your GPA isn't a 3.0 then you cant bring a car to campus.
  • Make parking meters mobile, students can print decal ahead of time for a cheaper rate
  • Shuttle service to students who live off campus in Red Bank, Brainerd, Shallowford*
  • Stagger class times more; instead 10 & 15 minutes between classes; make classes 20 minutes apart*
  • Offer small scholarship for students with certain gpa who don't bring car to campus & use alternative transportation (green club) *
  • Ride share boards (similar to Uber but for campus) allows students to carpool*
  • University powered carpool system for faculty, staff and students*
  • Run a van pool, charge monthly fee; van will drive students anywhere off campus within 15 mile radius after class hours
  • Car share
  • Free bike memberships
  • Satellite UTC campus*
  • Mocs Bucks used for parking meters
  • More on campus services: hair salons, nail shops, pharmacist
  • Assign church parking spots to off campus students*
  • Make specific bus to Engel Stadium run with normal bus routes
  • Permits for McKenzie Arena Event parking*
  • Make each lot that isn't near a residence hall general parking*
  • Eliminate Freshman being required to live on campus and use that housing space for a new lot
  • Hologram classes
  • Free UBER
  • Ziplines
  • Rooftop parking
  • Valet parking*
  • Go carts
  • Manufacture flying cars
  • Eliminate chattanooga parking authority
  • Monorails
  • Require roomates to share one vehicle
  • More 24 hours lots
  • Extend all bus routes and bus lines*
  • Create lines for all parallel parking*
  • More bikeshare docks*
  • Everyone drives a motorcycle
  • Require everyone to walk around campus
  • Expanding Engel stadium and making that the only lot other than the garage
  • Create a zone system to regulate how long a vehicle can be parked*
  • Create more loading zones
  • Create more unloading zones
  • Time travel
  • Make every lot a garage
  • Require classes to carpool
  • Assign Perry to Platypus tubes
  • Shared parking between faculty and students
  • Make all downtown housing off campus student housing
  • Create campuses away, like Chattanooga State*
  • Create a shrining machines for cars
  • Off campus students have night classes (or vice versa)
  • On campus students have morning/day classes (or vice versa)
  • Vehicle size requirements
  • Blow all cars up
  • Tow cars that have been left more than 48 hours*
  • Shared lots between on campus students
  • Shared lots between off campus students
  • Everyone gets a degree from home. INTERNET COLLEGE!
  • Bike Share membership included with Engel Parking permit*
  • University establishes a definite plan to address parking issues*

 

After completing the Ideation phase, groups moved onto Idea Selection