People tend to pass doormats in public entrances without actively cleaning their shoes. This is a problem, especially in winter, since the shoes are more dirty during the rainy season.
We developed a doormat that increases the time, spent cleaning your shoes and intensifies the contact between the mat´s surface and the sole. But how? By transforming the doormat into a fun sliding puzzle.
The time spent on the doormat increased significantly and people started to interact. The Fun Theory was verified.
Inskickat av Tim Mackerodt
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
After big events a trash mini golf tournament takes place. A golf course is made with markers or existing obstacles. Specially designed trash cans (windmill, mouths of famous people...) are placed. Everybody who wants can play and so clean the place. It's fun and good for the environment.
Inskickat av Kazim Akboga
This is for the checkouts in large (or medium, even small and mini) supermarkets. The dividers on the transport belt are put in a gully by the cassier. This is at the end of the transport belt, But the dividers tradionaly are needed at the beginning. By giving the diveders a sound of people enjoying a ride (little child on bicycle, people in rollercoaster) people will be stimulated to slide the divider to the beginning of the transport belt.
We are proposing a carnival-type game called the Butt Launcher which will replace the fun of flicking butts on the ground with the fun of firing butts at antique tin toy characters in a circus tent. Players will be rewarded by points based on the values on the toys and audio sounds such as childrens' voices saying "Quack! (tee hee)" or "Moo" or other sounds based on the toy struck with the butt. The antique appearance of the Amazing Butt Launcher will intrigue and amuse people inundated with sophisticated digital gadgetry. Butts will be collected in a fireproof bin in the bottom of the unit.
How do you get people to wait at a red signal light? Waiting at a signal light is boring. But it's so easy to make it fun!
Just let people communicate at red signal lights via a "signal light phone". The phones are connected with other signal light phones in different cities. So people who never met before can have a conversation while waiting for the light to change.
Inskickad av Simon Scherer
Airport Security Carnival
Can Fun Help us Catch Terrorists? Or at least help us survive airport security with our dignity and our sanity?
I fly all the time and realize that Airport security is a necessary evil. But would it be asking too much from the TSA to make it ever slightly more enjoyable? Instead of making everyone feel like a suspected terrorist, how about making people feel like honored VIPs who are getting special treatment?
If there was ever a universally hated activity that needed to be made more enjoyable, it’s the airport security line. How could we make it more fun?
The striking simplicity of this installation proves that the combination of sports and waste disposal is an effective and fun way to change people's behaviour to better. During a couple of days of filming, our Basketball Bin disposal unit was widely appreciated and used by the customers of a nearby fastfood restaurant. The installation consists of a readymade Basketball bin, wood and a trashbag with masking tape net-decor. Inskickat av Sascha Nelle, Simon Frambach and Rosa Heinz.
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.
Can we encourage cleanliness with a simple bit of fun?
Our idea makes hand-washing fun! Stepping on a pressure pad in front of the sink starts the bass and drums, turning the tap adds another layer of music, and pressing the soaps adds the final layer of music.
Inskickat av Julia Roach
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.
Cigarette Buds are common on the roads. They are seen everywhere, on the streets. I have noticed that after smoking, people generally throw cigarette buds. Sometimes they throw in the dust bin, sometimes on the side of the road or street. My idea is to transform the dustbin into a dart game. When the 'Cig Dart Bin' is designed in the shape of a dart game (as shown in the figure) it would go into the unconscious mind to aim and throw, just to check, how many points do one get. The cig buds hit the points board and fall in the bin below. (Doesn't matter from where
There is a trash lays on the ground. If someone picks it up. There will be spot light lighting on that person, the sound of applaud arise, and a microphone comes down from above. So that person can thank his/her parents who educated him/her so well. The point is to create a new experience of pleasure from a bad experience. So next time, when that person ever sees a trash on the ground, will reminds him/her this fun experience. Inskickad av Elim Cheng.
This piggy bank is like your dog or your cat, it is alive and it needs you to take care of it. When it is moved or randomly, when it senses that somebody is around, it gets sad and calls your attention because it needs to be fed. For doing that, its owner has to feed it with a small random amount of money that will be taken from the credit card. The idea is that the owner has to take care of it, but at the same time, it will save money for you and put it in a separate savings account. This way, at the end of the month you'll always have some money you saved because of taking care of it.
Currently most sustainabile responses are focused on land where we can monitor the proposed changes, while the water which covers 70% of our Earth’s surface tends to be neglected. Since the phytoplankton growing within the oceans provides 50% of Earth’s photosynthesis, ocean vitality is paramount for all life. Already we have lost 30% and 14% of phytoplankton in the North Pacific and North Atlantic Oceans respectively since the 80s. Specifically, we must counteract the damaging effects of excess carbon dioxide and acidification from our polluting habits.
Every year millions of batteries get thrown into the garbage. It creates tons of garbage and the heavy metals contaminate the ground water. Batteries can easily be recycled, but not everyone does that. The solution is to make it fun to return batteries by using the children’s game ‘Tower of Pisa’. The goal of the game. The player has to add as many batteries to the different levels of the tower. Since the bottom of the tower has a slightly rounded form, the tower has a tendency to tip over if it is not properly balance.
My idea for an invention is a huge interactive dance mat located at a park. The massive dance mat would play music for people to dance to and as you danced or stepped on the mat, it would active large water fountains that would squirt up water. Obviously the only way for the fountains to work would be if someone stepped or danced on the mat. People would also have access to the fountains and be able to walk or run through the fountains for fun.
Inskickat av Karla Salvatore
People are often standing still during the day, waiting. We wait in the supermarket queue, at the bus stop and in the metro. Facing utter boredom, wouldn't it be great if we could "have a ball"? Virtual Ball helps people to do some exercise by offering an interactive mirror that augments the user's environment with virtual balls. There are no rules, just simple balls that create endless possibilities for play!
Inskickat av Wouter Walmink