The basic idea of this project is to teach to people to make the queue. This is a real problem in public places (where there is not a conditioned queue for safety issues) and a real problem in many countries like Italy.
How the project is: 1. create a "queue area", a line that indicate the pathway for the persons, you can make it funny by using lights or other stuff, but it's not compulsory; 2. the area "outside" the queue must become a noisy area and people must be embarrassed on walking on it.
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!
We asked ourselves, how we can help people have more fun walking to work. We decided to play hopscotch. The video submission depicts the results of our game. We chose the busiest intersection in the Philadelphia business community. We have learned that from Ghana to Cambodia, Peru to Iran, hopscotch is universally played and loved.
Inskickad av Evan Marcus
How nice it is when we go to work to go with a smile instead with a sinking heart and knitted brows. Just a few steps before the office door, for less than a minute, can give you better mood by turning you into a lustrous creator who is proud of his unexpected masterpiece.
The touch screen which is installed in a public space, displays graffiti and at the same time, people can draw on it with their hands, share their creations with people passing by, on the internet or send it to a friend with an MMS.
Inskickat av Sanja Postic
The idea is to avoid people crossing the walks on red lights. Too many people cross the crosswalks on redlights when there are not cars. My idea consist on installing a sensor on the floor on each site of crosswalk that will detect when people put a foot on the crosswalk and it is red light. If someone crosses the street, a speaker will make a sound and a light on the opposite site of the crosswalk will flash the pedestrian so he/she will realize that is not allowed to cross on red light.
Inskickat av David Ruiz Litwinski
Humane societies are often understaffed and crowded, yet it is difficult to get awareness into communities and encourage people to donate. However, many do have a certain weakness to two things – cute animals and delicious candy. Hubert, the mascot of a humane society, needs your help. When you donate to Hubert’s hungry tummy, he will reward you with a wonderfully bright gumball from his bum bum. Our furry friend will be placed in public places such as malls and grocery stores. Donating to a good cause has never been more silly or fun than this.
Inskickat av Stefan Tosheff
The idea is simple: When you return a book to the library you get a sweet mint. It’s a fun pat on the back for reading a book and returning it. Children would be enthused by a little gesture like this and it would encourage them to read more. Adults would enjoy a smile and a chuckle. The actual machine would just be a dispenser attached to the book return slot. When a book is returned a button is triggered and lights up for 5 seconds - You can then press the button and it dispenses a sweet mint.
I'm waiting in line and getting bored with nothing to do and I don't dare to small talk to the people around me. The line is very long at the postoffice/ bank/ waitingroom/ hospital/ busstop ... and the clock is ticking very slowly. Waiting on my turn seems to take forever.
I - and all the people around me - like to take pictures with their cellphones on holidays, special occasions or just for no special reason. We can upload these to a local network connected to a video-projector that is showing the pictures very big on the wall.
Enter Mr Potato Peel. This charming fellow is a plastic cover for a collection bucket, with silly face parts that can be added and changed (Mr. Potato Head style). He keeps the food waste out of sight and scent -- and when his mouth door is opened, the lucky composter hears a recording of the words for various fruits and vegetables in foreign languages. Fun AND educational!
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.
My idea is to combine trash bins and basketball baskets. Its much more fun to challenge oneself to aim and hit a target than to simply drop rubbish into a regular bin. Furthermore you gain a feeling of satisfaction when you successfully overcome the obstacle. In this way, you connect a good feeling with putting rubbish into a bin. Also, I thought it would be useful to include a simple mechanism (as found in a regular map stand), which allows you to adjust the hight of the pole. Thus, various difficulty levels are provided and the cleaning of the bin is rather easy. Inskickad av Sonja Heinen.
The Theory: This idea is to encourage the average person to incorporate social music/rhythm/sound into their daily commute, instead of having everyone isolated in a personal bubble, This would hopefully lead to more interpersonal interaction, not necessarily through speaking but through music. The Plan: On a subway car, incorporate different areas which form different sounds. (snare drum, piano cords, guitar sounds, etc..) These areas can be anything from a pole, to a small section on the floor, or even part of a seat. They would be touch sensitive, and light up when touched.
Approximately 35 billion batteries are used throughout the world each year and despite efforts to encourage consumers to recycle rechargeable batteries, about 179,000 tons of battery waste ends up in US landfills alone. Because batteries in municipal landfills and trash incinerators can disperse significant amounts of heavy metals and other toxic substances into the air and water, battery waste prevention and recycling strategies are essential. Welcome the Battery Beast a friendly, battery-eating monster who makes safe battery disposal and recycling FUN.
Many young adults spend a lot of their time playing video games. What if you could actually learna by achieving objectives in games? Instead of only earning points you could also grow in knowledge. The video game industry in general should focus on games being more of a learning platform than a solely entertainment platform. The software should be developed by the gaming console companies and should be entirely open-source, in terms of content that could be incorporated into the games.
Inskickat av Vassili Zamjitski
Turning something icky into something pretty. The Gum Collector is a fun way to dispose of chewed gum without making a mess. It is a user friendly device that will keep out footphaths clean and no more sticky surprises under your seat. Gum Collectors could be placed in schools, at bus stops, on the street, train stations and pretty much anywhere. Inskickad av Yvette Messina.
Remember the little flipbooks you had when you were a kid? The kind you could flip through quickly and see a little movie, This might be the simplest way of animating a picture but a filmreel doesn't act all that different. Think of all the boring hours you have spent looking out of the window into nothingness while commuting on the Metro train or underground. Now, I am a big fan of grafitti and street art, but it doesn't really serve its purpose in 60 km/h when everything turns into a blur. What if we could use the speed of the train to emulate a lens travelling down a filmreel?