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.
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.
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 ).
If paper recycling can be made more fun, it would probably make more people acknowledge the importance of paper and paper products recycling. At the same time, if The Fun Theory would be combined with The Wining Something Theory, probably even more people would take a steep in this direction. This is all this project is about. Making people understand how much every sheet of paper means, making people recycle it, in a more pleasant way and also giving something back to them or their community.
Folk föredrar ofta att ta bussen även om man bara ska en liten sträcka som man lika gärna kunde ha gått. På så sätt missar man den extra motion man skulle ha fått.
Om man skulle skapa en cykelbuss som ser ut som en vanlig buss men har trampor under alla säten skulle man både bidra till att fler motionerade samt att utsläppen skulle bli noll.
Inskickat av Dobromir Hristov
Waiting for the bus can be very stressful. First: the bus is never on time. Second: some bus stops don't have any place to sit down and wait. Thinking about that and a way to make it more fun, we came up with the idea of a "Tire-Swing Bus Stop".
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
People are not recycling their cans and bottles.
I think a fun way to recycle would change everybodys attitude by making a hockey recycling net. Its basically a hockey net loacated at a Recycle Depot. You have to shoot your cans and bottles in the net and you get points. Its fun and your helping the evironment!
Inskickat av Dev, Brian, Chris
A humouristic and ‘sadic’ way to stop people from throwing cigarette butts on the street.
Wouldn’t it be fun if you could just burn them out on a ‘screaming hand’?
Both on human statues (provided with special fireproof hands) and hand-shaped bins, in the most strategic locations, as well as at gas stations.
Inskickat av Luisa Cartei
Transform mechanic energy of human body into electric energy and use that energy to:
1. Benefit on yourself (health/exercise, discounts in green stores..)
2. Benefit to your community (saves energy and use that money to improve the city into a sustainable one)
3. Benefit the planet (less pollution and sustainable cities)
Inskickat av Porfirio Rivera
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!
Have the most of fun while refilling your water bottle when jogging, walking or just simply spending time with your kids in the park. The following concept is designed to maximize the fun with a bit of inspiration from wrestling. Imagine changing the metallic handles from the water fountains and equip them with skandenberg arms. So, whenever you need a water refill, you will have to measure your strengths and defeat the mighty fountain arm by sliding it to a side in order to pump out the water.
On the front of the machine will be a LCD screen which is touch sensitive. the person inserts a dollar bill and then chooses which oregami figure they would like to have created. each figure may represent different charities. the machine will be filled with pre-made figures. after the person has chosen a figure, two previously recorded arms come into the screen to make the figure. we will add sound effects(kung fu) and speed up the footage to make it more entertaining. after it is created the figure will be dispensed out of the machine, down a small canal which will empty out into a fountain.
Att panta är viktigt, men tänk vad mycket roligare det skulle vara om man fick se vad som händer med PET-flaskorna efter att man stoppat in dem i maskinen. Idag hör vi en massa spännande kross-ljud, men vi saknar den visuella njutningen. Lösning: pantkrossen - den transparenta pantautomaten. Stoppa in din flaska och fascineras av hur kompakt den blir av krossens effektiva mekanismer.
Inskickad av Tobias Fors
Lock your seatbelt and win a prize!!! It results very negative and boring for the common citizen being obligued by the law to wear the seatbelt when driving their cars, but what if wearing the seatbelt becomes a fun thing to do? With this program every time you wear a seatbelt, the click system counts it, and when you get to a determined number, suprise!!! The counter sounds like a jackpot and you get a text from your insurance company telling you that you have an special gift waiting at the service station.
The problem is that many people like to pollute the air by using cars. I will make the walk atlon you will have to run or walk and it depends on how many miles you walk because they will give you money if you walk a lot will get more money. Inskickad av Karla Gasca.
Everyone wants the best parking spot. Typically, the best spot is closest to the destination (the mall, the park, the school, the gym). This simple idea rewards those drivers who park furthest from the destination. They get protection from sunlight, rain or snow, keeping their car cool and dry. What's more, they get energy from the extra exercise and fresh air they receive walking to their destination. This canopy would span the back parking spaces of the parking lot. It could be used for advertising space for either the destination or for major marketers.
Problem: Germy hands spread disease.
Solution: A robot dispenses high fives and hand sanitizing goo.
As you approach the robot, he senses your presence and calls out to you in a synthesized voice.
"GIVE ME FIVE, DUDE."
"DON'T LEAVE ME HANGIN', BRO."
His hand contains a multitude of pore-like orifices that ooze hand sanitizer. Slap him five, and your hand is covered in goo. And since the slime on the robot's hand is alcohol-rich, even if it gets tainted with dirt and ice cream, it's still sanitary!
Inskickat av Jonathan Murphy
The aim is to persuade the smoker to cast the stubs at the right place.
The ashtray screen will give a random emoticon+sound answer when activated, rewarding the citizen for his kind act with a positive and funny gesture, trying to put a smile upon the smoker´s face.