It is a bit hard to narrow it down to what product I will create, after talking to Linda on Monday, it seems my thesis will be dealing with getting more people to use bikes/alternatives to gas powered vehicles here in the city.
Vandalism occurs on a level of aftermarket sales. Their are some ringleaders that have people that steal bikes only to resell them on the second hand market. I've read articles of bike shops where the owners are busted on having been part of a theft ring to steal bikes and sell them to buyers looking for not such good bikes or second hand bikes. That's a problem. Sometimes these problems are the deterrents for people to want to own a bike in the first place.
I would like to focus my attention on getting people onto bikes. I believe after meeting with a NFP that deals with alternatives to the car/taxi I would be able to do a charette to work out what is the most effective way to get people to start using bikes, or Segways (the electric thing that one stands on and it moves forward) or other alternatives. It's a bit hard to say what my product will be before sitting down and doing a charette or two with a more knowledgeable base than the research I have done so far. My research I believe will help to get me in a good position for the social environment