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.
Bugs have a 80% population in the world of animals. Do we know all about bugs? This is an opportunity to meet some of them virtually. How fast they are, what kind of color each bug has, what kind of diseases each can bring etc. Have some warm up jogging to catch the bug, get knowledge afterwards.
Submitted by Berke Ozoguloz
I want to create a mobile, sectional pipe organ that can be installed and performed anywhere, turning the space itself into a unique, reactive instrument. A large portion of the project will be public installations, allowing people to see, play, and experience the instrument for themselves. The idea is to inform people about an awesome instrument that is little understood and seldom played with by creating a invasive and interactive version that can be played by anyone. I've designed a pipe organ in which each pipe is independent, connected along to a central air supply through a long hose.
Hand washing – The Germ Killer. Current Problem: Not enough people wash their hands in public restrooms, or they merely use water and no soap.
Purpose: To create awareness of proper hand washing techniques while also alerting those around of the overwhelming issue of people not washing their hands—or merely drenching them in water. Solution: Create an interactive ‘motion sensor’ game that allows the general public to 1) wash their hands correctly and 2) compete with others that have also washed their hands in this facility.
The Binny is an outdoor bin that gathers paper by engaging two different groups of people in a Recycling Battle. The Binny has two containers, one for each of the two competing groups of people, or the two teams. The first team to recycle a specified amount of paper wins the Battle. The Battle progress is shown on a Digital Display. All the paper gathered in The Binny is sent to a recycling center. Submitted by Ana-Maria Tomescu.
Usually people are always impatient and in a hurry. When they have to wait for the traffic lights to change in the corner,.. well at times they don't do it at all, and if there are no cars nearby, they cross the street, sometimes not even trough the crosswalk. Also cars sometimes don't stop before the crosswalk, blocking the way to people. So the idea is to make the pedestrians wait for the traffic light to turn to red, to make them walk over the crosswalk, and to encourage cars to not stop over the crosswalk.
Most of us struggle with stress. Stress sucks. We feel like it creeps up on us. But it’s hard to fix before it kicks in. We feel like we need to keep it to ourselves. But then we feel alone dealing with it. And all this stresses us out more. Understandably. What if “stress tools” were; positive ideally, humorous? Powerful part of a bigger movement? Present prompting our constant awareness and action? Private when we need and want to be discreet? Public when we need and want support? So like, what if a bracelet could help us learn to de-stress every moment?
I tried to find a way how to remind to people that recycling of plastic materials could be even funny. I selected the environment of business mall. The most of products with plastic packing you can buy right there. When you approach the cash desk there are some coloured areas in special shape on the floor (PET bottle for example - you can easily create another one). When you step on the first part of the "PET bottle", to remind the need to recycle - the part of shape will change colour from violet to GREEN and will make a sound like you really step on the PET bottle by recycling.
I could see that the people always prefer the electric doors then the normal doors because the electric doors always open themselves and the normal doors you have to push or pull. My idea is that when someone open the normal doors it will have a camera that takes your picture and when you open it, the picture will appear on a big screen which will say welcome to you! It will be fun to see your picture on a big screen. Submitted by Alejandro Valladares.
I have identified a problem in buildings which have a reduced number of floors and an elevator. People choose to use the elevator instead of climbing the stairs, which can often be faster and better for physical fitness, but can also mean economy of electricity. In order to change this kind of behavior, we will implement the diet elevator.This elevator contains a weighting machine in the floor. Elevators anyhow have pressure sensor but this will be more precise and will give the exact weight of the person from the elevator, by using an electronic screen placed on the elevator’s wall.
We often think that public bathrooms are a dirty mess, and most of the time we are right. One of the things that contributes to it, is people peeing on the floor. Sometimes they are just lazy, irresponsible or drunk, etc. So to help on the 'pee' problem it would be nice if we could play a little game to give all the guys some focus while relieving themselves. It would work like the famous GENIUS® game, having it installed right in the middle of the public urinals. The more you hit on the right colors more points you'll get. And I guess the more you had to drink longer you will play.
A fun game to play at the traffic lights. You have to get to 20 points by pushing the right buttons in the right order. You can play against the clock or versus an opponent on the other side of the street. When you get enough points to win, the lights change to green so you can cross.
Submitted by Matthew Venn
Hur får vi fler människor att motionera? Idén är att kombinera en vanlig stegmaskin med ett flipperspel. När du rör dina fötter upp och ner fungerar de som flipperspelets paddlar inuti maskinen. Träffa kulan, få poäng och ha kul!
Inskickat av Omar Sotomayor Noel - Peru
Sharing is great. But with swine flu and various other diseases floating around, germs is the last thing we should pass around. Many germs spread because we do not wash their hands after using the bathroom, or do not wash for the recommended 20 seconds. Dancing Hands Wash has a motion detector in the soap dispenser that begins to play music (a la BEPs "I Gotta Feeling") to help bathroom patrons remember to wash and count down the suggested 20 seconds. Happy hand washing!
Submitted by Michelle Lau
Every object in our surrounding have an emotional connection to us (both good and bad feeling), especially the objects that are commonly seen on the street that people interact with everyday. People hate parking meters, which cause them to lose money. Since, I believe everyone should enjoy their lives, despite the bad things. Therefore, I choose to re-design the physical aspect of the parking meter so that people would have fun when using them. As a result, the parking meter is re-designed with the same function but offer a different value to the user.
Submitted by Kei Chun Chung
How about a rake that plays music only when you are raking leaves or other debris. It can play at various tempos and beats depending on how hard or fast the rake is being pulled against the ground. It could have many different setting, so that you can make multiple musical notes. A great way to get exercise while doing yardwork at the sametime in a fun way.
Submitted by Laura
The container "hungry cigar" invited the smoker to throw the butt in it! You can not go wrong container, he is a great cigar! His red face is the place to extinguish your cigarette. No more dirty walls! The butt rotates in the tube and get to the bottom with a funny thank! You calm his appetite! The meter will reveal how many cigarette butts are deposited in it! Submitted by Flor Hernandez Jimenez