PROBLEM: The majority of Junior High students and High School students too, hate that sometimes you forget your combination or maybe your lock doesn’t work very well and gets stuck all times. Well is time for that to stop. We deserve to have fun when we want to open our locks
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.
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.
Methods (refer to the picture):
- by setting up a recycling “corner” in high schools where huge recycling bins would be located for all recyclable materials
- Electronic touch screen “Social Wall” will be installed in the same area where students of this particular high school can leave comments, messages, news, and information about events, people and social groups on the particular campus. Only students of this particular school will have access to this wall which they may use in ways analogous to forums and social networking sites like Twitter and Facebook. At the same time they will be in the recycling area, which would remind them to recycle their items. Also once they are there already it’s easier to recycle the items instead of throwing them into regular trash bins. This habitual behavior will enforce students’ propensity to recycle once they are out of high school as well.
To conscience is the most effective way to changing every day customs. Small and repetitive gestures of daily life are the ones that have more impact. So the key is to reeducate habits and change people´s behaviours.
The idea is to put a counter or scorer on the tap water , basin and shower, sink.. to show you the amount of water you use and if it possible to use less obtainig the same result. To put a comparative of the litres you have used with a shocking data of what could have been done with the wasted water.
It's art you can walk on! It would be like going to an art gallery with sunshine, bird song and in comfortable sneakers! I am proposing this installation as a means to get people active. It would manifest itself in the form of a locked glass-top box embedded into the ground with artwork inside. These could be fitted on popular and even obscure walking trails in and around the city that draw people back to walk them again and again to see what’s new.
I chose the problem that some people don't wash their hands after using the toilet. It's unnecessary to say, that this is unhealthy, distgusting and can cause many diseases. So I asked myself "Can we get more people to wash their hands by making it fun to do?!" I tried this by installing a motion detector inside the washbasin which recognizes the movements of your hands and sends the information to the camera of the distorting mirror. So your movements were realised in severel distortions, which you can see in the mirror.
Everyone knows that a huge aesthetic problem on the streets in all cities is the chewing gums. People are so lazy that they just spit out their gum on the street not bothering to trough it in the trash bins around town. Therefore we have come up with a solution to this problem. A giant fortune cookie will be placed on places were there can be expected that a lot of chewing gums will end up, usually on squares and other big spaces like train stations and bus stops. A bin is placed right in front of the fortune cookie were you are supposed to put your used chewing gum.
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.
Every day a lot of people are spending time traveling by metro train doing nothing. If we calculate, we are losing a lot of time and on the other side we don't have enough time for ourselves. Why not take that chance to improve our language skills and learn some basics from other languages? LED projectors (on train), projecting simple lessons animations on the outside walls. Different metro lines project different languages so it will never get boring. Inskickat av Petar Mirkovic.
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
Problem tackled: Collecting batteries to recycle them.
Solution: The device, a used-batteries collector, takes advantage of the form factor of a pinball to engage people into playing. Batteries replace metal balls. Pulling on and releasing the lever propulse the battery onto the playfield. Multiple boards could be adapted. The hole to target is indicated to the player through a visual cue. The goal is to reach the target by applying the appropriate force on the lever.
Inskickat av Nils Oj
Throwing away dead batteries is really polluting the environment. In my country there are places to dispose of them but these are often camouflaged by advertising, making them difficult to find. Why not create advertising that emphasizes the message and encourages the use of these containers? Inskickad av Martin Hernandez Toyos.
“Simon Says Maybe A Free Ticket” is a large LED screen that flirts with possible participants by randomly giving compliments and to passer-byes to get their attention and make them smile.
The screen is connected to 5 sets of rubber footprints. When there are 5 pair of feet standing on them, the game gets automatically activated.
The 5 people are required to work together to memorize and repeat a 3 minutes dance step routine.
There are motorists who try to be in the fast lane in spite of knowing that they would need to change lanes in a short distance
1) The stretch just before a junction is treated as a point for motorist to correct their lanes. This leads to confusion, traffic jams and accidents.
2) If which car is headed in what direction is known in advance then it would be easier to control traffic
3) Traffic Tetris makes this possible in a fun way.
To participate, every motorist needs to define his destination and the route he’d take. Vehicles heading in the same direction are given one color.
People have many excuses to don't use the zebra crossing. By doing this, they put themselves, other pedestrians and drivers in danger. So how can we make the path to the traffic light more interesting causing people to walk all the way to the zebra crossing? By making it more fun.
Everybody loves popping bubble wraps. By putting footprints with eletronic sensors connected to speakers, people'd feel like they're popping it by stepping on the footprints. This way, we'd be using their fascination with bubble wrap to lead them to the crosswalk.
Inskickat av Tiago Oliveira och Alexandre Bonfim
The health habits of the young are getting worse. Instead of getting some physical activity they would rather play computer games or chit-chat in café. However, there is a way to change it. Why not to use the spare time between lectures for entertaining dancing lessons free of charge? All that is needed is TV screen set up somewhere in corridor, DVD with special software, a mirror, and an audio output for headphones (not to increase the level of noise in school). More physical activity equals better health. Inskickat av Wojtek Kucz
One of the greatest problems in a house is the toilet. Men tend to leave the toilet seat up, and some don't even bother to take it up, with hygenic consequences. This toilet seat talks to the man, when he takes it up it shows interest in what he is doing ( "how was your day?" "have to go again?") and when the seat goes down again, the seat gives a compliment ("that was a good one" "you are really amazing") .
The exact messages depend upon the users. Some would probably like some more daring messages while others would be offended by them, and probably prefer more gallant messages.
This is to stop people from littering their cigarettes butts on the ground. It also shows that the filter is highly toxic to maybe stop people from smoking so much. You deposit the cigarette into the hole where it says insert butt and BAM, the butt goes up in flames.
Inskickat av Josh Pltoner
Men hate throwing out trash. Until you combine a basketball hoop, a garbage can, and a high score together! Add a little sound effect of a cheering crowd that gets louder and louder with every consecutive piece of trash thrown in within a time limit. Maybe even add an announcer - 'He shoots... He scores! The crowd goes wild!
Inskickad av Daniel Volin