Every city has at least a slope. Why don't take advantage of the landscape to minimize the use of cars in the city and improve people health? By adding slides, it could be possible to change people's behaviors and the way they move in the city. Depending on the location of the slides, it could be a time saver for people living in hilly cities such as San Fransisco, Lausanne, Quebec, Rio de Janeiro just to name a few. The Sliding Staircase could change the rythm of simply doing the task of walking. It could split it by bringing short periods of fun through a transportation routine.
Batteries are everywhere but after they are used we often forget to return them where we should. A solution is to make returning batteries more fun. Battery games can be any kind of games you find in game halls, but instead of wasting your money you can use your used batteries as coins. You get your fun and the batteries get returned. Battery games can also work as the well known games we all know from our childhood, instead of a ball you play with a battery. Battery games are placed on public places, game halls, etc. where the batteries can easily be collected. Battery fun!
Cigarette Buds are common on the roads. They are seen everywhere, on the streets. I have noticed that after smoking, people generally throw cigarette buds. Sometimes they throw in the dust bin, sometimes on the side of the road or street. My idea is to transform the dustbin into a dart game. When the 'Cig Dart Bin' is designed in the shape of a dart game (as shown in the figure) it would go into the unconscious mind to aim and throw, just to check, how many points do one get. The cig buds hit the points board and fall in the bin below. (Doesn't matter from where
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.
People are often forgetting to visit a (real) postbox since E-MAIL.This method explains how fun paper and pen can be. Write a mail to your friend, put it in the stamper, type in the adress, get the maillball, DUNK IT IN THE POSTBOX.
Inskickat av Berke Ozoguloz
Too often in our disputes with friends, family and neighbors we chose non-productive and sometime destructive options for handling conflict. Over time these become knee-jerk reactions with little thought going to other ways of engaging those with whom we are in conflict.
Give Peace a Chance is a game, located in large public spaces, that helps people explore constructive alternatives in handling their everyday disputes.
In Geneva where I live there are sign posts which distribute free bags for people to collect their dogs’ doings. The bags distributed are boring plain black plastic bags. “Political Poop” is the project that will print on the bags political promises to increase their appeal and usage.
Inskickad av Leon Saltiel
As we walk down the streets, we walk straight, eyes forward only focusing on our destination. We wear headphones to isolate ourselves since we can't be bothered to spare a few moments to chat with each other. Can we use fun to pop these bubbles of isolation we have formed around ourselves? Yes, yes we can. Inskickad av Justin Sy
Normally, in a cafeteria people tend to leave their finished plates on the table. It makes the cafe look messy and no one would like to use that dirty table. We want to change their behavior. Take care of your plate and leave the clean table behind. Just wipe off your plate, then use it as a token to play your favorite song on our "Plate Jukebox".
Inskickat av Chalit Manuyakorn
Using Augmented Reality technology, our project is to make the crossing street only in crosswalk a fun habit. With two video cameras and two big screens, the crosswalk will be filmed on-line, the pedestrians will see their own images on screen, in front, stepping in exciting scenarios during the crossing, in both directions.
Many men use public urinals but are either mindless and splash everywhere or do not know where to aim. The whole idea for this entry is to give them a fun and interesting reason to be mindful in how they use urinals while inducing the proper behaviour. Users will consciously try to fill up the urinal as much as possible because they want to see how much they pee. The target is placed so that the urine hits it at an angle to minimize splashing (usually an obtuse angle works best).
Teeth washing is not fun, especially for children!
How to help them to transform that 3 minutes, twice a day, in a good time?
The idea is that a “Dental Care Association” promotes this interactive game: children listen to a story while brushing their teeth and than solve some mysteries on the initiative's website. They follow the adventure every day with a different episode.
The solution proposed is good for health, fun for children and helpful for parents!
Inskickat av Daria Cantu'
Having fever is never a pleasant thought. But a little bit of science could make you look forward to being unwell. Fever meter is a fun innovation based on the concept of a Hand Boiler. Pleasant colored bulbs are attached to the sides of your bed. Each attached with transparent thin tubes running across the walls and ceiling of your room. When you touch the bulbs the warmth makes the colored liquid run across the room in patterns. If you touch multiple bulbs with your hands and feet you get more colors and patterns. Patterns could be changed as the tubes are flexible.
Make shopping fun. Download from your smart mobile phone the shopping list into a display attached to your shopping cart. This will drive you through the store like a navigation system. Each time you pick up an article, this will be scanned by the display so it knows when you have completed your list. You also save time, don't need to get in line again, just pay and leave. You can choose from different movie themes so that your mission (shopping list) is like in the movies (finding treasures, rescuing people, saving the world). Inskickat av Diego Santos.
Problem: People don’t do exercise because they are too lazy or “too tired”. They also say their feet are tired and hurt.
Solution: If people complain they are too tired and use that as an excuse to not exercise, they will have no excuse because this shoe gives you a massage while you are walking, but it has a sensor that feels that you are actually walking, so that if you are not walking it won’t give you a massage.
An Openworld "Game of Your Dreams" aims to engage players around the world in virtually defining what they see as workable ideals - projects to develop exemplary areas where self-funding innovations in learning, health, water, food, and the environment can be introduced.
I want to arise the awareness of the fact that everyone needs to feel they've been needed, and it's ok to admit we're needy sometimes. To do that, I made two "needy objects", they need the owner's attentions to make them work. One is an alarm clock, to stop the alarm, the owner needs to hug it. The other one is a speaker, the volume will go crazy when the owner is not around. The owner needs to pet it to make it calm down. To see more: http://ineedyoutoneedme.com. Inskickad av Elim Cheng.
Can we encourage cleanliness with a simple bit of fun?
Our idea makes hand-washing fun! Stepping on a pressure pad in front of the sink starts the bass and drums, turning the tap adds another layer of music, and pressing the soaps adds the final layer of music.
Inskickat av Julia Roach
How nice it is when we go to work to go with a smile instead with a sinking heart and knitted brows. Just a few steps before the office door, for less than a minute, can give you better mood by turning you into a lustrous creator who is proud of his unexpected masterpiece.
Keeping a happy outlook towards each other is hard in these stressful times. We propose to create a magic mirror to reflect and enhance people’s daily expressions. Our invention is a digital camera with smile detection software, linked to a projector behind a mirror. The display will show the visitor walking by, just like any mirror. But if the visitor stops and looks, a red smile line will be drawn on his or her image, reminding them that it’s up to everyone to inspire each other with fun and good cheer! Inskickad av Greg Fichter.