Really brief summary: I'm supposed to go to a mall or other public place. And observe. And then write about it. It's more complicated than that, but that's the gist.
I can just sit there and watch and come up with a typology of people shopping or whatever, or I can do something like break a norm and observe how people react. (For example - prof says in the past she's had a male student go into a women's shoe store to buy heels for himself, for example, to observe how the salespeople and other shoppers reacted to him.)
I can't think of anything interesting. Any ideas? Only limits are that I can't let people catch on to what I'm doing, and I can't do anything that might harm people or make them uncomfortable or violate their privacy or whatever else, obviously.