Defining the Problem

One piece of feedback April and I received was that the idea behind our project was not clear enough. We needed to clarify exactly what the problem was we were solving using found facts and stats to explain why what we have designed is needed and appropriate.

We knew what the problem was but in order to present this in a clear way be needed to better understand the problem. Therefore we began researching specific stories that cover:

  • The history of bike use in China
  • The rise of the use of cars
  • The way the status of the bike has changed
  • The introduction of bike share programs
  • The success/failures of bike share programs, particularly in Beijing
  • Facts, figures and statistics surrounding these areas
The Bicycle as Symbol of China's Transformation
The Bicycle as Symbol of China’s Transformation

 

The (D)Evolution of Bicycling and Bike Share in China and Beijing
The (D)Evolution of Bicycling and Bike Share in China and Beijing

 

Coming Full Cycle in China
Coming Full Cycle in China

 

China's Bike Sharing Battle
China’s Bike Sharing Battle

 

Reinventing the Bicycle in Beijing
Reinventing the Bicycle in Beijing

 

Reinventing the Wheel
Reinventing the Wheel

 

From here, we now have a clearer idea of what the problem is and therefore we can take the most appropriate pieces of information to display clearly to the audience.

http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2012/06/the-bicycle-as-symbol-of-chinas-transformation/259177/

http://bikeshare.com/2013/11/can-bike-share-make-beijing-part-of-the-kingdom-of-bicycles-again/

http://www.scmp.com/news/china/money-wealth/article/1843877/coming-full-cycle-china-beijing-pedallers-try-restore

https://www.techinasia.com/china-bike-sharing-war

http://english.caixin.com/2015-03-28/100795422.html

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/caixin/2015/04/bicycling_in_beijing_how_a_two_wheeled_revolution_could_change_china_s_youth.html

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