iLab - Design Process - Investigation

Groups investigated issues related to promoting active and alternative transportation. These investigations were driven by the motivations and questions raised by individual groups and include primary and secondary research. 

As part of the investigation phase, students meet with experts including Chattanooga's Department of Transportation administrator, Blythe Bailey, participated in a design charrette related to the city's plans to redesign 3rd & 4th street, and traveled to Washington DC to investigate one the nation's best cities for active and alternative transportation. 

Scenes from the fall break trip to Washington DC.


In early November, groups gained primary research experience by conducting surveys. 

Groups then wrote up summaries of their investigation findings:

After the investigation phase groups moved onto the Definition phase