I’m fascinated by how differently each of us processes information and comes to conclusions. I’m equally fascinated by how peer pressure and groupthink influences or outright changes a persons response.
So I wondered, what if I could build a machine that would give me the ability to ask questions to groups of anonymous and random crowds? It would need to be un-intimidating (simple) and in an environment free of peer pressure or other external influences.
This project is my MVP to the challenge, I call it the Mobile Vote Box. For my first experiment I asked a simple yet passion invoking question.
“What pizza is better, Chicago style or New York style?”
I placed the Mobile Vote Box in random places around Chicago and Las Vegas.
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