Encourage the choice of nutritional snacks. We are inundated with vending machines peddling unhealthy snacks. We propose to place a "Dance for Healthy Snacks" vending machine adjacent to a normal "candies and chips" vending machine. In both cases persons would pay a flat fee (e.g. 50 cents) for a snack item. The difference is that the "Dance for Healthy Snacks" requires the snack selection to be done via a dancing game. Rather than selecting a snack by pushing a button ("G2"), you have to dance on the footpad -- following the onscreen queues -- to successfully select the snack item.
Recycle Booth is a fun way to encourage people to recycle any sort of material. When you place the material (e.g. sheet of unwanted paper) into the corresponding compartment, the machine will be triggered. From then on, you follow the on screen instructions which will guide you through how to use the booth (which will act like a photo/sticker booth) to take a photo and after taking the photo, you can decorate it with the interactive pen attached to the machine and leave an on-screen message, e.g. "I recycled" or your name.
Inskickat av Win San Pang
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.
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.
Have it ever occurred to you, while opening an automatic door by pushing a button, that you are very lazy? Everyday this lazy behavior ends up in thousands of people pushing buttons to open electric doors. Instead we made it funny to open these doors manually. When pushing the door manually, and saving energy, you get a crowd cheering from the loudspeaker installed on top of the door. Afterwards, while leaving the door, you'll feel aroused since the crowd has cheered you up. Perhaps you got some exercise as well. Inskickad av Joakim & Tomas.
As recycling initiatives are increasing in number and people are becoming
more aware and receptive to these ideas, I'm suggesting a bottle recycling
Camouflaged as a casino slot machines, the recycling process works as follows:
- every bottle works as a coin, each inserted bottle gets recycled
- for every bottle inserted you have the right for a spin
- the more bottles you insert, the more you recycle and the more winning chances you got
It's a win win situation. You get most of fun out of it and Planet Earth wins a better life,
with a more responsible society.
The TV screen will show short clips as long as there is red light.
Clips like funny stuff from youtube, parts from favorite tv shows etc.
That way people will enjoy standing in the red light rather then being bored and pissed at it (thus, walking while it's on).
Inskickat av Yaron Stein
As there are bike stations in the street to encourage people to ride and help this way to
take care of their health and the planet, it will be “clown shoes stations”, where people
can come and put big clown shoes on their own shoes.
This simple action would make some positive change on the mood of their day.
Inskickat av Rodolfo Orozco
People don't pay for parking tickets in most of cases, at least here in Romania... To resolve this problem, I have thought, to make parking ticket machines interactive. Like You can see on my sketch, on the top of the parking ticket machine is a photo camera, which is in permanent contact with a face warp software. The camera takes the shout, the software makes hes job, so, on the parking ticket everybody can see a cartoon about himself. I think, much more people would pay for parking in this way.
Public transport gathers different sort of people, however it could be also a tool of socializing and building community just by speaking. Reserved seats for Chatting will be the place where random people could meet, speak, exchange ideas and opinions, and so on. Also is a new and completely free way to entertain the travellers by having a conversation. Those seats act as an icebreaker itself. These idea could be applied to any kind of public transport like trains, underground, buses, plains,,, or even public spaces like malls, pubs, hospitals, squares... Think about it!
Lots of people love going out, drinking and having fun!
After a while they feel the need of looking for a toilet but most of the times they provide to do their business somewhere else.
In order to avoid bad smells and dirty environment in the city, the idea we propose is about making the public urinals a funny place to interact with.
Water conservation is tricky. Signs and shocking statistics seem to do little to change behavior. Enter FUN. Imagine a virtual fish tank behind the water faucet. The water level is connected to how much water is being used. If you leave the water running while brushing your teeth or lathering your hands, the water level lowers. You need to be smart about how much water you use so you leave water for the fish to live. The water slowly refills as the faucet is off.
A tamagotchi pet children keep alive by walking a set number of steps per day. Every n*(1,000 ) steps feeds it. Every y* (1000) steps keeps it happy, etc. Essentially, the PeTePe's emotional/"physical" state will be determined by the number of steps taken by the child during the day. One long walk or run could feed it for days, while sedentary behavior would "starve" it. Children can compare their PeTePe's or challenge one another like traditional tamagotchi pets. The PeTePe is a great way of getting kids to be more active: walk to school, run during recess, etc.
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.
A huge problem for any parent couple - to make children wash their hands every time they get dirty.
To solve this problem let's think of a carrot and stick method of teaching - however this time only about the carrot part. There should be a strong motivator of why a youngster must wash his hands.
What if s/he could get something out of the soap after using it? This would facilitate him/her to wash hands as frequently as possible to wash the soap off for getting what's inside it.
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.
Stop pedaling for nothing! With this devise while you’re riding a training bike you activate a fan which keeps you fresh and cool while you’re doing your daily workout. And that’s not all you can do with the electricity you’ve produced. You can connect the invention to every household appliance: TV set, toaster, blender and other things. Inskickad av Minko Marinov.
Sometimes people forget about bicycles. But cycling could be more funny and attractive mean of transport. Small changes of our ordinary cycling paths could encourage a lot of people to choose bicycle as the main transport mean to go to work, shops or somewhere else. The path should be interactive, interesting and "new" every day. How could the cycling path be transformed? Here are few solutions that can be combined and used in a different places of the path: 1. Changing jokes every day on the board above the path; 2.