In this project two Daily urban experiences are joined together in this case a pedestrian and a car driver, drivers waiting on a red light and the monotonous crossing for the zebra from part of the pedestrians, are clearly two situations that we all have experienced. For this reason we have decided to develop a dynamic in which the driver entertains himself during the red light while the pedestrians enjoy and respect the pedestrian crossing zone.
Can you make people recycle more paper? What if the paper you would bring to the recycle bin could be weighted and a discount ticket to buy more paper would be printed according to the amount of paper recycled? This could reduce the amount of paper needed to be produced.
Submitted by Rui Miguel Conde
Do you ever think the climbing stairs is an exercise? Actually it is. People in city will now have chance to do more exercise when they walk to every stair/escalator area, they will find out all kind of pro climbing system. So let’s do it for fun and health. Submitted by Agua Chou
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
If paper recycling can be made more fun, it would probably make more people acknowledge the importance of paper and paper products recycling. At the same time, if The Fun Theory would be combined with The Wining Something Theory, probably even more people would take a steep in this direction. This is all this project is about. Making people understand how much every sheet of paper means, making people recycle it, in a more pleasant way and also giving something back to them or their community.
The problem i'm attempting to solve is to reawaken interest in public parks which, within cities, often go underused and under appreciated. In the most basic terms, this would be a series of footprints, applied in anything from chalk to plastic cutouts that hammer into the ground (similar to a tent stake) and 'start' at a point near a public park.
In bathrooms, many people don't like using the hot hand dryers vs. the alternative paper towel. There has to be a way to make those more fun. Perhaps instead of just hearing air blow out of the thing, maybe music instead, and not just the same song over and over. Use different songs that many people will like. They might actually use the dryer longer so they can finish the song, thus drying their hands effectively.
Submitted by Rachael Peck
1. This Fun Reversible Vending Machine looks like a regular RVM but with a computer screen and keyboards.
2. It operates like a game / social networking site, where users gets money in return for putting in recycled products and for correctly answering questions.
3. The questions are based on data from previous users, who when “playing” must; 1. put in a recycled product, 2. provide answer to a very basic fun facts question about oneself (like favorite color), and 3. correctly answer the fun fact question of the previous user.
Many people do not care about recycling and throw plastics/cans/paper/glass into the same, general purpose, rubbish bin. If we would add a fun incentive to it, their behaviour could change! Monitor your recycling and compete with other people in your recycling bin/your district/your town. Each time a person comes to the recycling bin, he enters his code & password and in this way lets the system know it's him.
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.
Submitted by Tiago Oliveira and Alexandre Bonfim
Every time you reuse this bottle (each time it is filled up again) a dimention of the art changes and the image gets more complex. The first time you use the bottle, a square appears, second time is 2 squares, each acting as individual pixles. It becomes less abstract each time it is used. This will encourage people to keep the same bottle for years just to see the imege change and grow into a piece of art. Reduce, reuse. Submitted by Jenna Meath.
When it rains... Water would follow the track and go through the conduit into the container. People could make water spouting from a pipe while they pump the water from the container. While the water spouting into the plant on top with LED light inside, the LED light would light up the plant. The water would keep going through the pipe of the plant on top, slowly dropping and watering the real plant in the bottle under the cage. The remaining water would drop on conduit on the ground to irrigate trees and grass.
Many drivers throw garbage in the streets. The “Joke Bag” can solve this problem. It’s a waste bin with a sensor that turns on every time a waste is inserted. Once turned on, a joke or a curiosity is told. It turns throwing garbage in the litter a fun behavior.
Submitted by Virgínia
People are not recycling their cans and bottles.
I think a fun way to recycle would change everybodys attitude by making a hockey recycling net. Its basically a hockey net loacated at a Recycle Depot. You have to shoot your cans and bottles in the net and you get points. Its fun and your helping the evironment!
Submitted by Dev, Brian, Chris
Can a sanitizing water instrument save lives? Two million children die each year in developing countries from drinking unsafe water.* Despite numerous cheap and effective treatment technologies,* water continues to be consumed untreated. Studies* show that many poor people are skeptical of the link between water quality and the deaths of their children. Thus, the problem of providing safe water to children is not one of technology, but of a lack of incentive,* or a lack of fun! What if we could make it fun to sanitize drinking water?
The problem is that most of the people take a lot of time taking a shower, like five minutes-fifth teen minutes. And we waste a lot of water taking a fifth teen minute’s shower every day.
My solution would be taking a shower against the clock. The clock would have a little chronometer in the bottom of a common clock, that chronometer would take you the time you take a shower. After the shower, a little machine is outside the bath room and that little machine gives you more and more money or candies each day if you take fastest shower.
How it will change the behavior?
We understood that the concept of fun theory has been created to change trough fun wrong behaviours of the citizens. Since there, we tried to find “wrong behaviours” around us. In fact in Lisbon, our city, you will find two places very dirty: Bairro alto and Santos. They are party places; you can find there plenty of bars and a lot of people, mostly on weekends. Also in those places you don’t find a lot of garbage, that’s why the floor is full of glasses, empty bottles and smoked cigarettes. Nowadays no one does the effort to reach garbage. We decided to change that precise behaviour.
Take your best guess at the true or false statement and place your hand under your answers side. Motion detector senses it, the side of the correct answer lights up. Right or wrong you get soap on your side and you have probably learned an interesting fact for the day. There is nothing like a little curiosity to quickly get people involved and forming some good habits.
Submitted by Will LaForge
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