Works in the town are always disturbing. Neighbours get angry and workers do not work comfortable. If the atmosphere is good, people work faster, better, and everybody is happy. Can we create a pleasant environment with fun? We think so.
Submitted av Ana Querejeta, Mariki Rodríguez, Mario Fides, Daniel Martí och Alberto Salgado
The idea is simple: When you return a book to the library you get a sweet mint. It’s a fun pat on the back for reading a book and returning it. Children would be enthused by a little gesture like this and it would encourage them to read more. Adults would enjoy a smile and a chuckle. The actual machine would just be a dispenser attached to the book return slot. When a book is returned a button is triggered and lights up for 5 seconds - You can then press the button and it dispenses a sweet mint.
Can you make more people use the public transport? What if a bus would have an interactive karaoke system? This bus would know how many people would be inside it and would light or make a sound either on the seat or on the handle where a person would be located. This would mean that it the person would be the one to sing. Screens would be located in different places in side the bus. This could be an attraction to make more people leave their cars at home and at the same time arrive work with a smile!
Inskickat av Rui Miguel Conde
The true about how this new idea born, is that I first think about the challenge of how boring and sometimes tired is to put every can in the floor and then crush each can, the action repeats depending on how many cans you have, and the challenge of make some space, and then recycle each can, it’s just annoying, or simply most of the time people, just mix the cans with all the garbage .Well this is a new container crusher thrasher, where you can put the soda empty cans, and have fun while you recycle.
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.
Submitted by Jessica Kienzle
This fun and self-efficient attachment to bathroom fixtures is interactive with flashing lights and cool sounds. It can adapt to faucets, hand dryers, and water-use efficient shower heads. Whenever someone puts his or her hands under the SaberSaver, the sounds and lights change depending on the orientation of their hands. This entertaining addition increases the appeal of water-use efficient shower heads, encourages hand washing, reducing the spread of diseases, and promotes using hand dryers instead of paper towels, reducing paper waste. SaberSaver encourages good habits by making them fun!
Smoking cost a lot both to individual and societies: healthcare, litter, fires, land used to grow tobacco instead of food, lost productivity, etc. In order to help people quit smoking, booths could be installed in cities where future ex-smokers could get help during craving periods. During that hard moment, their mind and body would be solicitated by fun things so that they could forget about the need of nicotine. Future ex-smokers would be given a card with a code so that no helping session would be the same for them.
As a society, we are disengaged from our future (i.e. we don't work together to bring about social change more often and more forcefully). We also strongly believe that the main reason for this is the fact that we are built to discount issues that we are not immediately connected with (either in terms of time or in terms of location). What we propose is that we use technology to break down this artificial barriers we create in our mind between us and our future and between us and the rest of the world.
Almost everywhere around the world, people tend to compete to get a seat in public transports.
To provide a few of Screen MP3, Radio or Video players (with internet connection), hanging on buses’ or train walls, attached together with a headset on each player. It’s placed quite high, so people need to stand up to use the device. In that way, standing will look more pleasing than sitting.
Inskickat av Natasha Angeline
The idea is to ask artists to design or decorate a big PIGGY BANK just like the art cows in Chicago streets These piggy banks are just tall enough so that a 9 year old child can reach the slot at the top of the piggy bank to put in the money (either paper or coins). As soon as the hand with the money passes the light sensor inside the slot near the opening - a sound recording is activated and the theme song - "That's all folks." - of Porky Pig is played. but, instead "Thank you folks." is played.
Inskickat av Godi Gutierrez
People usually don’t have the motivation to produce energy through itself. Therefore we can use senseless waiting time to produce electricity through the vibration on the interactive energy floor. Below grade, the produced energy is saved and transformed. So, for example, the won energy could be used for the street lighting. Inskickat av Maria Siebert.
The problem is that people are always going up the escalator and not the stairs. How can we make them change? We can make the Billy Jean stair case. The Billy Jean stair case is a set of stairs that lights up around your foot when you step on it. The Billy Jean stair case should make people stop useing the escalator because it is fun to do.
Inskickat av McLean Masuch.
Eating less food is healthy. Everyone knows this . However changing dietary habit needs little effort.
Eating less cutlery will help you. You will take more time to eat meal when using Eating less cutlery.
Shapes of them are few minor changes. They can blend in to usual cutlery on same dinner table.
[ Fork ]
Inside 2 tines are shorter than outside ones.
It can grab less spagetti, rice, peas and so on.
It can scoop less soup, rice and so on.
It takes more time to cut meat.
Inskickat av Ms. Riyako Takahashi
Solar Powered, Talking Ashtray is designed to get people to use the ashtray instead of throwing their cigarette buts on the ground and keep the environment clean. The solar panel means that it is self contained and maintenance free (it can still be used indoors next to a window). When someone goes to stub their butt out the censor activates the voice recorder that has the following messages: Always the first message says something like: "Tsssss (sound like hot metal being cooled in water) thank you so much for using me".
Waiting for the red man to change on the traffic light, while necessary for maintaining your life, is a bummer. Our aim was making the wait pleasurable. We did it by posting a highly competent street musician in one side of a heavily traveled zebra crossing. Our guy plays when the light is red, and rests when it turns green. For our special operation we made double bass covers for famous songs containing words like "stop", "stand", etc.
Inskickat av Guy Dayan, Adam Ben Ezra
En lampknapp med en sensor som aktiveras när man lämnar rummet och samtidigt sjunger ett litet visa. På så sätt påminns du om att du ska släcka den. Du släcker den sedan genom att sjunga samma visa tillbaka.
Inskickat av Matija Jasarov
Playing in the public is often limited to the kids in a family outing to the shopping centres. Parents have little chance to participate in the games that their children are involved in. We ask: How can we create better parent -child interactions in play? The answer proposed: The Bubble Board. Taking advantage of the height of a parent, he or she can create trails of bubbles on an interactive wall as the parent walks or moves pass it.As the parent creates bubbles, the children get to play with these bubbles on the wall, bursting or moulding them by hand.
People often walk on the track intended for bicycles, thus jeopardizing the safety of both them and bicycle riders.
Additionally people do not exercise enough. Walking and running are considered to be very healthy, but mostly people are bored to do so. The change of rhythm while doing these activities is extremely important.
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