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 ).
In this dog poo bin, when the owner of the dog throw poo, within the bag that the bin offers, into the bin, a ring bell sounds and a message emerge from the messages dispenser, like a fortune cookie. The messages could be famous phrases, fun messages or good advices. This could make this task funnier. Inskickad av Ricardo Smith & David Vallejo
We don't conceive a transportation system as embodying neutral values, but recognize it as a social construction that creates a certain type of power structure. Metro system hides people's characters, hence a cheerless atmosphere is created. How does this value constitutes norms and results how people behave and use the urban space?
The problem: public water fountains are used less because many people buy bottled water under the impression that it is better, when in fact bottled water often comes from the same source as tap water. The difference is, bottled water has lower safety standards, is harmful to the environment, and costs up to 1,900 more per liter. What if drinking from water fountains was fun and educational?
Air moves around us everyday and every breath we take flows through the atmosphere unseen. The Fun«Charger transforms the wind around us into immediately accessible electricity. In locations with dynamic air movement, like a subway station, the Fun«Charger encourages people to play with its moving parts. There is an array of colorful fins that spin with gusts of air. This rotational energy is then converted into electricity in front of spectators’ eyes. The Fun«Charger is an interactive experience that invites people to watch their breath generate energy.
Many people read comics rather than reading dictionaries.. However, dictionary has more useful informations. So if we make the dictionary that is talking when we filp the page,or touching the book, than many people will rather read dictionary than comics.
Inskickat av Julie Lee
What you do while waiting for the green light? Some people talk on the phone, others clean the nose, but all are throwing energy away! What do you think of exercise as it generates energy for a traffic light? In large cities, some crosses accumulate hundreds of people, for 2 or 3 minutes. Urban Treadmill on sidewalks generate electricity for street furniture. Concentrate people and make the time pass more efficiently and to encourage people to cross the street in the correct location. Burn fat and produce energy. Fun!
Inskickat av Zeca Villar
I think it'll be great to make donating fun and easy by putting up special trampolines in parks that are connected to electronic scoreboards. When people jump on the piezoelectric trampoline it generates energy which goes towards building up energy credits for a particular charity cause. People can select the cause they want to support on a digital booth before they start jumping. The energy is collected in a battery or goes directly to the energy company via power lines.
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
When we were children we were kicking everything, but mostly we were stepping on empty drink cans to make them flat and play football. The idea is to make a rectangle recycle bin for aluminium cans that on its top you can play "can hockey" (like air hockey without the air). There will be two round controllers for hitting the can, on the side and attached with a wire to the bin. People who sit in parks can play this game with their empty cans instead of leaving them on the ground. Simple and cheap!
Inskickat av Konstantinos Theodorou
"Save power, don't forget to turn off the light," we are told. And yet, often we do forget - for it's so easy to turn the light on, sometimes we don't even remember doing it. What if turning on the light required us to work a bit harder? And what if it was fun? The swing light exaggerates the familiar rope-switch light to emphasize the action of what we are doing when we turn on light, channeling electricity from far-off power sources. The stronger the pull, the brighter the light, the longer the pull, the longer the light stays on.
Currently mobile electronics (like the wii remote) runs on batteries which are either used once and thrown out or they are rechargeable and create carbon emissions with each charge. On the other hand, humans are becoming lazier than ever before. By having a kinetically charged battery, it would never have to be thrown out, would never have to use carbon emitting electricity and would cause the human user of the wii to perform a decent level of exercise. The batteries would have the same dimensions as current AA batteries and would fit seamlessly into the Wiimote.
There is an obvious trend in public restrooms around the world: clean bathrooms stay clean, and dirty bathrooms get dirtier. Imagine throwing a paper towel and missing the wastebasket. How likely are you to pick up the towel if the bathroom floor is filthy? Let’s apply the same logic to a public toilet stall. How likely are men to lift the seat – to avoid dripping during a standing #1 – if the seat is already wet? Not very likely. So the question becomes: How do we get men to lift the toilet seat, consistently? The answer should be obvious: By making it fun!
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
Kids are eating less vegetables and more meat and fast food products. These refined foods are bad both for the organism and because of the intensive resources they require. This behavior should be changed towards eating more fruits, vegetables and less refined products, from a young age.
This is way kind should be motivated to eat vegetables. The idea is to let the kid choose what to eat and then give him/her pencils, in each of the colors of the chosen foods, and a contour figure to color. Varied food intake, more colors for drawing!
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.
Did you ever walk on a street, through a park or any other public place and suddenly stepped into something a lovely little dog left right there? Of course you did, the streets are flooded with ... well, doggie's leftovers. Everybody thinks it is disgusting, but nobody feels responsible for it. Even though free bags are available everywhere to pick up those leftovers, they are not used. So why not add a little twist to picking up your dog's gifts? Many people love competition, especially when it comes to their pets.
Talking trash cans! Problem: the problem is that many people through trash on the floor instead of putting it in the trash can. Solution: it’s a talking trashcan that when you through the trash in the floor it will call your attention and sing a song. Behavior: it will change the reaction of people about recycling and it will help the environment. Inskickad av Daphe Santillan and Paula Gallegos