There's nothing better than fun pedestrian crossing!
The new pedestrian crossing light up when the traffic lights go red.
That would benefit both, pedestrians and drivers:
1. the drivers would notice that the traffic light went red when he saw the lines of light lighting up (the lines would only light up when the pedestrian could cross the street)
2. the pedestrians would know when they could cross the street (when the lines light up) and will be encouraged to cross over the pedestrian crossing (the right place to cross the street)
Making fresh-squeezed orange juice can be fun, healthy and easy to do. Orange Fresh Stepper is a vending machine for fresh, healthy orange juice and it's powered by mini stepper. The machine can be placed in hotels, food stores, schools and juice bars to offer freshly squeezed orange juice, during making an exercise. Electronic display shows strides per minute, counter, timer and the amount of juice squeezed. Inskickad av Zornitsa and Boyan.
In this project two Daily urban experiences are joined together in this case a pedestrian and a car driver, drivers waiting on a red light and the monotonous crossing for the zebra from part of the pedestrians, are clearly two situations that we all have experienced. For this reason we have decided to develop a dynamic in which the driver entertains himself during the red light while the pedestrians enjoy and respect the pedestrian crossing zone.
ICK, germs! They can make you sick. Very sick! Germs (viruses and bacteria in this case) cause respiratory and stomach ailments ranging from drippy noses and mild sore throats to life threatening illnesses such as diarrhea, flu and pneumonia. We spread germs quickly, mostly by touching our nose, eyes, mouth and other people. If people would thoroughly wash their hands for twenty seconds every time they use a public restroom, the number of those illnesses could be greatly reduced. Who says?
What if giving money for a good cause was made fun? We propose the ‘Giving Made Fun’ campaign. We propose using parking meters and placing them in busy walking streets. The parking meter will have a sign on it saying ‘Giving Made Fun – funds raised will support Charity XYZ.’ The parking meters will be retrofitted in order to take coins as well as notes. When someone inserts a coin and twists the dial, the parking meter will start playing funky disco music, simultaneously performers will start dancing to the beat.
Collection of garbage is a serious problem faced in Indian Urban areas. The lack of seriousness for channelizing the urban solid waste may well be associated with the lower density of the dustbins, but giving a reason to throw the waste into a bin could only be good for the cause. The design can potentially be attractive particularly for the younger generation, developing garbage throwing skills to showcase accuracy in the throwing arm. For those who prefer dropping the garbage in conventional way, a rectangular slot has been provided as well.
In public toilets, where hand dryers are available, most people use toilet paper to dry their hands because it is faster. We are wasting paper using it in the wrong way; this also means we are cutting trees because we can't wait one minute using the hand dryer. Other consequence is more expenses buying more quantities of toilet paper in every place where a public toilet is located.
Admit it: When you put your glass bottles in the recycling bin, you do it with just a little more force than necessary just for the joy of hearing things shatter. The Smashcycler promotes glass recycling while providing that same thrill in a safe environment.
Inskickat av Frederic Savioz & Greg Christensen
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 our 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.
WHAT'S NEW is fun way to help people remember things and improve their memory. It works equally well for kids or older people or families. The principal of the game is extremely simple: All you have to do is recognize the last thing added to a picture. For a demonstration, please visit: http://igamebank.com/cust/wn/whatsnew15fp3.htm
Submitted by Brad Ross, USA
Disposing of dog poo is an issue that needs to be addressed is our cities and parks. It is not a pleasant activity, so dog owners need some fun encouragement for them to pick up their dog's poo. We have designed a dog poo bin that offers fun encouragement for adults and children alike. With its flashing LED display and sounds, owners are encouraged to place dog poo in the bin using the bags provided. Upon disposal, a hydrogen sulfide detector analyses the smell of the dog's droppings and gives it a fun smelly score, rating it against all the dogs in the park!
Smoking is a common problem in most of corporations. Certain people can't quit smoking just because they need both, a break from work and an opportunity to informally communicate with colleagues. This can be matched with quitting smoking. Here's the situation: a person goes to have a cigarette with his colleague to a smoking place. There, he sees a foosball table, which takes cigarettes as a payment.
What’s the need?
Connecting with nature as a Living and not only an existing being.
This ideas will help educate and create a connect between us humans and Mother Nature through trees. Deforestation is on the rise in many countries. Nations are working hard to cut down pollution and stop global warming. This simple gesture is one step in building a relationship between an individual and our planet. Going one step ahead and asking the common man to help plant a little sapling.
Concept for Fun theory
There are Trees most often planted on the side walk.
The streets are full of chewing gum stuck to the pavement and cigarette butts. So this wall mounted chewing gum/ ashtray bin is to help people be encouraged to bin there waste. When you put in either used chewing gum or cigarettes in to the top the front screen will come on and take a photo of you and/ or your friends. Once the photo has been taken it will be automatically be uploaded on to a website and then you can go on it and see your-self.
PROBLEM: The majority of Junior High students and High School students too, hate that sometimes you forget your combination or maybe your lock doesn’t work very well and gets stuck all times. Well is time for that to stop. We deserve to have fun when we want to open our locks.
In some countries people don't see an immediate benefit from recycling. Here I present to you the new Soda Recycling-Vending Machine that will allow everybody to purchase a new icy soda by paying with their old cans! How it works? Once the machine has confirmed that is in fact a soda can (and no plastic or glass bottles for example) and the consumer has selected the drink, the old can goes to the inner container, the mechanism activates and the buyer gets a nice icy and refreshing soda!
Inskickat av Vanessa Wallis
Our entry is a sweets vending machine that teaches social responsibility. It gives you the choice of how much you pay. The amount you pay doesn't affect the amount of sweets you get, but the amount of sweets the next people will get. The change is small but cumulative. If people are selfish and pay less money, at the end of the day the machine will be dispensing a very small amount of sweets. If people work for the greater good, at the end of the day they'll be getting lots of sweets for their money. Inskickad av Euan Mils.
Dogs are man's best friend. But they can soil the parks and streets with their poo and some people don't pick it up. So my idea is to prevent this with a 'Poo-Transformer'. You can introduce your sachet with poo, press the red button and…surprise! You’ll receive a little dog biscuit. So this will keep parks and streets clean, and the environment will be better!
Inskickat av Annamaria Fontanella
Here you can see some pictures from a charity action I organized with the members of the school charity organization in the ational High School for acient languags andcultures in Bulgaria. This is an organization which I created and which work with children in trouble, orphas and od people and also we have a lot of loal area projects for making people understand theneed of oluntary acts and social change, a small step for a world with much more smiles and positive acts. This action included 20 students fromthe High school which were divided tothree groupswith one clown in each.
Appropriating the marginal languages of disused and abandoned urban forms through public sculptural intervention, Project Snow Machine reacquaints city dwellers with their environment. Project Snow Machine is an urban intervention that borrows from the typology of municipal forms (signposts, signpost anchors, and parking meters) and recodes them, functionally transforming a public space into a playground. The camouflaged steel snowball-making machines designate a slightly subversive space for wintry play and jocular battle.