With the tools available, I created sketches of what tools could be used to make this idea come true. This was presented and discussed with our professor (who was thrilled to see how this evolved).
I created very basic diagrams for the tools & data we would need to process. The project was not very complex, thus each team member was free to work on their component as they considered proper.
In this scenario, I chose to work on the retrieval and processing of tweets from the user. I ended up using Tweepy, instead of Twython, because of a better design on their API.