When it is raining, most of the big scale shopping malls would place an "umbrella plastic bag stand" at the entrances, prevent the wet umbrellas bring the water to make the floor slippery. Even it would prevent accidents, but it produces loads of plastic bags in a very short time when the customers leave the mall.
Instead we can use Dog the dryer!
Bigger umbrella can use a bigger size dog.
Smaller dog for a rather short umbrella.
Just simply place the wet umbrella into the dog body,
grab the tail of th dog, then,
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.
Inskick: Rewarding Speed Limit Signs - Kevin Richardson (USA)
Kan vi få fler människor att hålla den angivna hastighetsgränsen genom att göra det roligt? Idén är att fånga de som håller hastigheten med en kamera. De blir fotograferade och registreringsnumret antecknas och hamnar i ett lotteri. Vinnaren får kontanter i vinst och meddelas via post. För att göra det ännu bättre kommer vinstpengarna från de som har tagits för fortkörning.
Daphne, the funny Waste Paper Bin will help us! When we think about recycling, waste paper recycling is perhaps one of the first areas that springs to mind as many of us have been doing this for many years. Waste paper recycling covers a wide variety of different types of paper. We can recycle newspapers, magazines, junk mail, office paper, holiday brochures, catalogues and white directories (e.g. phone books).
Fight children obesity by motivating the children to exercise and save energy. When the children watch TV they do no exercise at all plus the added calories from the junk food they are eating. The TV plugs in to a motion sensor, if the children is moving the TV stays on, when the children stops moving the TV goes off. This way the children exercises and makes it very hard to eat junk food, also they save energy because the TV turns off when no one is in the room.
Inskickad av Sofia Sanchez Bocanegra.
Dressed up as a garbage man i travel through the city and play my Container Disco on different spots without announcing it. I want to reach people the possibility to participate in something spontaneous. I call it 'spontaneouslize' the city.
- 'Do you want to play on my wedding?'
- Man on phone: 'Honey, come over here...to the Container Disco!'
- 'Can i subscribe somewhere to get a message when and where you play?'
- 'Shell i get you a drink?'
Inskickat av Rocco Verdult.
In 2008 we came up with this idea at Miami Ad School Europe. It won awards at Clio and Young Guns but no mater how hard we tried to make it alive, no recycling company were interested. Perhaps they thought it ain't funny.
Inskickat av Voldemars Dudums
Can you make train platforms safer through fun? Train platforms can be a dangerous place. A lot of people get injured every year when not exercising caution and parents are often anxious about their kids wandering about. The poles would light up when the train is either rushing through or coming into the station. People can standing in the "safe" area will activate the colored lights on the pole. The more people who stand in the safe area, the higher the colors will go, encouraging social gathering in the "safe" area to create an effect you could not do on your own. Fun = safer!
My 82 year old mother will never own a laptop or a cellphone, but she does have a television. The only technology most households on earth have in common is television. There should be a TV network devoted to sending and receiving messages and this would be called the Communication Station.
Here's how it would work:
- Grandma is watching the Nightly News. Suddenly a flashing envelope appears in the corner of the screen.
- Using the special remote control she received when she signed up for the Communication Station, she clicks on the envelope to open it.
Playing moving is moving because it's fun, not because you have to. Playing moving are tasks/activities you can preform during your daily routine. While being at home, outside or at work. The tasks are very simple and don't cost you a lot of extra time. For example: You need to post a letter, post your letter this time by bike instead of using the car and if you already do that, next time take a postbox which is a little further. Are you in a traffic jam, do some car exercise and so on.
The proposal is to do water attractive, and do people drink more water as usual, making it talk to them. When someone approach, the Drinking Fountain start to say, with a smooth voice, “Drink me Please...”
When pressed the green button, it starts to do noise of someone drinking water, very loud. In other time, it starts to do the sound of water drops, in other tickle laughter, or a nice and relax music, or open faucet very lound, to call attention.
When finish, the Drinking Fountain say "Ahhhhh... delicious water!!" and thanks to people who drink his water.
Each Spaniard consumes 3 kilos of chewing gum every year. The cost of removing each one of these rises up to 0.68 cents, more than twice its purchase cost. That’s why we propose a funny campaign to prevent people from littering chewing gum. Goal: To prevent people from littering chewing gum and put it in a common place instead, so that the streets of the city remain clean. How? The idea is to create huge, collective sculptures with people’s chewing gum.
The idea is to build a machine that gave you a free code to download music from iTunes. Provided only if you comply with the minimum of cans to be deposited. My proposal would be 10 cans per song. In this way we would be helping the planet and and promoting through the opinion leaders (which are the artists) recycling.
Inskickat av Mauricio Bravo Jara
A problem to be solved in Argentina and probably in other countries, is that people who finish a bus, train, a highway or metro trip throw away their tickets on the station or on the street. Most of the tickets are made in paper
Can we get more people to throw tickets into a special machine, rather than on the ground, by making it fun to do ??
I think we can. And we solve two problems at once.
We can install special machines inside the main stations ( see graph ) where people must
1 ) Insert their ticket in the right slot ( e.g. subway ticket in subway slot ).
Every year millions of batteries get thrown into the garbage. It creates tons of garbage and the heavy metals contaminate the ground water. Batteries can easily be recycled, but not everyone does that. The solution is to make it fun to return batteries by using the children’s game ‘Tower of Pisa’. The goal of the game. The player has to add as many batteries to the different levels of the tower. Since the bottom of the tower has a slightly rounded form, the tower has a tendency to tip over if it is not properly balance.
There will be 2 small sensors in the recycling bin that will detect rubbish or Movement and once triggered it will activate the speaker which will then say “Thanks.” but then will say an interesting fact like “ You have just saved the average person 10% of work of making a coke can or crisp packet or something the same and that will go far to be used by someone else or you never know it could end up that you drinking out of the same can you have used before”.
Inskickat av Liam Glencross
Imagine you and I everyhwhere, children and adults alike, gathering leaves, newspaper, cereal boxes, grass, papyrus, "plastic" or anything with fiber or oil in it. Take all this MUST BE TRASH & throw it in THEtrashmagMIXER@HOMEbag.com which pulps whatever you incorporate & combines it with some glue, or tree (pine-needles) sap, or we could even add our own special ingredient (TBA) for a small free. In minutes, out comes multi-colored-sheets of paper. 'Sow' now, you & the rest of the kids can planet, SELL it, share'em, BUY'em &/or give away your HOME MADE bags.
The use of dividers on the supermarket checkout transport belt is quite common. The dividers usually are put in a gully by the checkout person. the dividers usually are concentrated at the end side, where they are put in the gully, not at the beginning, where they are needed. By giving sounds to the sliding dividers people will be tempted to slide them to the other people at the beginning of the transport belt. Additionally there can be a speed meter to look at the speed of your slide. But this can become dangerous, so maybe a catching net at the end of the gully.