Wouldn't be cool to see magic bins down the street where you can throw your litter and at the same time having fun by asking them questions? "Will I be ever be a famous actor?", "Is Mary in love with me?" etc. Everytime you throw a litter in the bin, its force enables a small gear to spin which eventually makes the screen of the bin show the answer of your question! Inskickat av Nikos Mavrikakis.
Fed up of having to pay to use jukeboxes in public places? What if you didn't have to pay to listen to music? My idea encourages people to recycle and in return are rewarded with one credit of music per object which is deposited into the bin. They are then given a choice of music to be played and listened to by people in a public area. This doesn't just benefit the user, but is also making the planet a greener place.
Inskickat av Zachary Holt
We have become disconnected from the way we generate power and have allowed the use of fossil fuels to become a primary contributor to global warming. Powertopia is a fun, educational playground that teaches children and their parents about renewable energy, the principles of power generation and energy storage. By harnessing the energy that children naturally produce on playgrounds, we can develop their intuition of renewable energy principles. This can ultimately lead to a change in the way children interact with power and understand electricity. Inskickat av Oliver Haas
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.
Vending machines usually dispense sugary liquid that isn't good for anyone. But those colourful plastic bottles are so much more appealing than water. To change people's behaviour, how about making a vending machine that dispenses water in tetra paks. To make it fun, the vending machine will have an interactive graffiti screen where people can use colours and finger strokes to design one side of their water pak. There could also be pre-loaded designs to choose from--or you can freestyle. The result is a customized water "bottle".
Slow Down, Hit The Bullseye, Save Lives. Road Darts can be played anywhere. However, due to the problem of slowing people down too much in a congested area, it is recommended to do testing of Road Darts in a busier residential area first to see if it scales. Metrics -A researcher can monitor the proposed location during busy hours for a defined period (24 hrs) using a radar detection device w/o revealing his or her presence. This creates a control. -Then a traditional speed detection device (that displays the current speed numerically) should be placed at the location.
How about a rake that plays music only when you are raking leaves or other debris. It can play at various tempos and beats depending on how hard or fast the rake is being pulled against the ground. It could have many different setting, so that you can make multiple musical notes. A great way to get exercise while doing yardwork at the sametime in a fun way.
Inskickat av Laura
Munching chewing gums, can anything bring more fun?
Yes, giving it back! There are some bad news for all, who love to see, how shity people try to get rid of wet, gray, slimy and old gums under their shoes. From now on there is no possibility to see somebody twiddle with the gummy stuff. Thanks to the chewing gum machine! With the aid of light effects, sounds and loud colors it causes quite a stir.
For everybody who wants to have fun by using garbage cans!
Inskickat av Saskia Drebes
On the cities huge traffic jam is very common, drivers have to wait long periods of time on their cars without being able to move, this causes a lot of stress that isn't healthy for the driver and the passengers. In fact is a period of time that they must wait, but what if we could change this situation, what if we could find a solution to this problem that affects people all over the world, people that have to face this problem on a daily basis.
What if they can move forward in spite of the cars, what if they can do it virtually, maybe playing a driving game!
In public places or company buildings the toilet brush to clean the lavatory pan is a rarely used device. Of course it is! Because it is everything else but fun to use the tb. My idea is to make it more fun to use the brush by making it respond to use.
The physical feedback of the brush should produce positive emotions and be
fun to a certain extent. So I decided to make the brush purr like a cat when used. A purring brush is unexpected
and quite funny on one hand, on the other hand cat purring is a charming and lovely
I bolted an ordinary coat rack on busy city street corner in a mid-sized midwestern town. When the weather turned cold i began to randomly hang warm gloves and hats on the rack. These items would be gone by the next day. The coat rack entitled "Hang Your Hat" began to collect usable items from other generous passers by. Yet each item hung on the rack was gone the next day. The idea of putting a piece of furniture on the street brings light to the fact that there are people that live on the streets and are homeless.
Inskickat av Ken Peterson
People don't pay for parking tickets in most of cases, at least here in Romania... To resolve this problem, I have thought, to make parking ticket machines interactive. Like You can see on my sketch, on the top of the parking ticket machine is a photo camera, which is in permanent contact with a face warp software. The camera takes the shout, the software makes hes job, so, on the parking ticket everybody can see a cartoon about himself. I think, much more people would pay for parking in this way.
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
Not many guys wash their hands coming out of a public washroom. I think if it was more fun than people would do it all the time and it would promote good hygiene. I think that the taps should play music while they are washing their hands and if the wash them for the correct amount of time (minimum of 15 to 20 seconds of lathering) then a prize drops out of a slot for them. This could be a mint or something like that. Just an idea.
Inskickat av Duncan MacLellan
The basic idea of this project is to teach to people to make the queue. This is a real problem in public places (where there is not a conditioned queue for safety issues) and a real problem in many countries like Italy.
How the project is: 1. create a "queue area", a line that indicate the pathway for the persons, you can make it funny by using lights or other stuff, but it's not compulsory; 2. the area "outside" the queue must become a noisy area and people must be embarrassed on walking on it.
The Trash target is to prevent people to throw away their trash on the streets. When people want to throw away their garbage they can aim and throw. Different melodies will play depending where the person hits. If a person hit the middle besides playing the winning melody the lights will blink.
Inskickat av Carina Lindberg
Over the weather. How to make bad weather fun? Location : Copenhagen, but the project is adaptable to other cities Description: Weather changes. And we can feel this change, as the temperature drops, the rain starts to drip, the winds starts howling. We notice the change, and it affects our lives in many ways. In Copenhagen, everyone is worried about the weather and everybody talks about it. It’s a recurrent subject, more than in other cities, because here, the weather is changing so often. Due of the proximity of the sea, there is a lot of wind, especially when the seasons are changing.