I chose the problem that some people don't wash their hands after using the toilet. It's unnecessary to say, that this is unhealthy, distgusting and can cause many diseases. So I asked myself "Can we get more people to wash their hands by making it fun to do?!" I tried this by installing a motion detector inside the washbasin which recognizes the movements of your hands and sends the information to the camera of the distorting mirror. So your movements were realised in severel distortions, which you can see in the mirror.
Every object in our surrounding have an emotional connection to us (both good and bad feeling), especially the objects that are commonly seen on the street that people interact with everyday. People hate parking meters, which cause them to lose money. Since, I believe everyone should enjoy their lives, despite the bad things. Therefore, I choose to re-design the physical aspect of the parking meter so that people would have fun when using them. As a result, the parking meter is re-designed with the same function but offer a different value to the user.
Inskickat av Kei Chun Chung
To incentive people to throw the garbage at th correct place, there will be an spiral bubblegum machine look alike "Spiral Can Recycler Bin" where you can play with your crashed cans as in a basketball game and also enjoy while going down into the bin. Inskickat av llermo Darán Reyes
Don’t want to buy fruits or vegetables because it’s not so healthy if they’re covered in pesticides and germs? With Watch Wash you can transform your fruits/veggies from dirty to delicious! Watch Wash will naturally remove biological and chemical dirtiness, as you watch, much like you would at a Car Wash.
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Choose Paper Bags over plastics- period. Let's get everyone on board, that is, retailers, grocery stores, and companies large and small who advertise coupons-- have them utilize paper bags for advertising/printing coupons. It will be more readily seen by consumers (rather than stuffed into mailboxes and thrown away) -- a far better way to get us back to using paper bags just the way we used to before plastics bags were invented. Inskickad av Carolyn.
Turning something icky into something pretty. The Gum Collector is a fun way to dispose of chewed gum without making a mess. It is a user friendly device that will keep out footphaths clean and no more sticky surprises under your seat. Gum Collectors could be placed in schools, at bus stops, on the street, train stations and pretty much anywhere. Inskickad av Yvette Messina.
The world is in a very critical stage. There are lot of issues like global warming , scarcity of resources and others which the future generations have to face the effects. My design is an attempt to raise the awareness and encourage more people to choose sustainable and environment friendly options like cycling. A board bearing the illustrations of a tree and earth is placed beside the cycling track , which has leaves fitted with green colour LEDs. There are pressure sensors placed on the cycling track , which detects the passing cycle and lights up the Green LEDs on the tree board.
Men här är lösningen! Smutsräknaren! Ett dammsugarmunstycke med räknare på vilket gör att såfort du dammsugit upp damm eller annan smuts så får man poäng! Poängen visas sedan på en display på dammsugarmunstycket. När du dammsugit klart kopplar du upp dammsugarmunstycket mot datorn och internet. Poängen överförs till en personlig räknare på en hemsida, den som har flest poäng i slutet av varje månad vinner! Inskickat av Johan
Encourage the choice of nutritional snacks. We are inundated with vending machines peddling unhealthy snacks. We propose to place a "Dance for Healthy Snacks" vending machine adjacent to a normal "candies and chips" vending machine. In both cases persons would pay a flat fee (e.g. 50 cents) for a snack item. The difference is that the "Dance for Healthy Snacks" requires the snack selection to be done via a dancing game. Rather than selecting a snack by pushing a button ("G2"), you have to dance on the footpad -- following the onscreen queues -- to successfully select the snack item.
People often get lost in their thoughts while in the shower, losing track of time, resulting in more water being used than necessary. Some people also sing in the shower, losing track of time. Some resources suggest that people need to stop bath room singing, so they are more aware of the time they spend in the shower. How can we let people keep track of their time while in the shower, but still make sure that they have a fun and enjoyable experience? When the user turns the shower on, the lights dim and soft music plays.
A long with the rapid and tremendous growth in technology as well as industrialization of human communities , specific problems in these communities have plagued these societies .among them are the daily mental and psychological strains , tension and anxiety encountered by individuals. The important issue is that the peak of such stress and anxiety occurs between 20 and 50 when governments after having invested of such human resources . One of the methods proposed by psychologist to ease these pressures is weeping or shouting through which , one can ease all the pressures at once.
What problem to solve? It's a problem that people don't wash their hands. After meeting friends, after a toilet visit or just after a day in the city. Unwashed hands can make you or the people you know sick, but that's easy to change. If we make washing hands fun, at hospitals or in public toilets, hopefully more people will start doing it. My idea is that we put a camera in the wash sink, faced towards you. When you start washing your hands, blur colours will appear in the mirror, following your hands move and you will be able to make art. That's my way of having fun.
To encourage people to walk more we need to develop comfortable joggers. As people nowadays are very much interested in i-pods these days what we need to do is develop joggers with musical players in them . THE PLAYER WILL ONLY WORK WHEN WHEN ONE IS WALKING WEARING THOSE JOGGERS and music would stop after couple of seconds as you stop. You can have a wide range of songs in your player. As you walk the battery/batteries of musical player would get charged so you need not to worry for that. You can control the play list, volume and other features using a pocket size remote control.
Can a sanitizing water instrument save lives? Two million children die each year in developing countries from drinking unsafe water.* Despite numerous cheap and effective treatment technologies,* water continues to be consumed untreated. Studies* show that many poor people are skeptical of the link between water quality and the deaths of their children. Thus, the problem of providing safe water to children is not one of technology, but of a lack of incentive,* or a lack of fun! What if we could make it fun to sanitize drinking water?
The idea is to force people to cross the street during the green light. We want to transform this place ( all these white rectangles ) into a big dancefloor, where peope create light by walking on these white rectangles. More people is waiting for the green light, more fun will be the cross with more light working. Consequently, people interact to each other during the waiting, and the interact during the cross by having fun on the "dancefloor"
Inskickat av Bohn.
My idea is a chore clock. Basically all it is is a digital stop watch, like those used in the Olympic Games for track events, hanging in the kitchen over the sink or the dishwasher, or in the washroom hanging over the washer and dryer. On the stop watch it has a record time and the name of whom the record belongs to. This will make doing chores competitive and fun and gives the record holder bragging rights in the house, and hopefully keep kids active and burning calories while pitching in around the house.
Inskickat av Dean Baldwin
Do you like watching TV?
Why do we have to find new ways to have fun if we can take old "ways" and change it? Nowadays watching a lot of TV is a habit of most of the population.
We want to bring people together again and get them outside to have fun by watching the "real world".
Putting large couches and empty TV boxes in puplic places encourages people to sit down and arouse interest in their surroundings again. Inskickat av Simon Scherer.
Cars often have "faces" - the front grille and headlights can make a face, the tail-lights and trunk can make a face. Many of these faces look angry, dour, and even menacing. Why not design other options? It would be more fun to see cheerful, mysterious, serene, whimsical faces when driving. It might be harder to get mad at a car that looked like it was smiling at you.
Inskickat by Pris Sears
The idea behind this entry is to provide a simple game that elicits proper hand washing hygiene and at the same time keeps the user entertained. A user could be attracted to the screen and the game starts as soon as they step on the mat. They start playing a simple arcade game as soon as they start washing their hands that can be testing their reaction times or have them controlling a flying car through a maze. This game lasts at least as long as doctors recommend hand washes should last. Finally, high scores of the day are displayed. Inskickat av Santiago Padilla