How do we get more people to recycle drinks cans? We turn a normal vending machine into a gambling machine, where instead of coins we use old cans as credits to play. You crush you can, the wheels spin, and the lucky ones win a fresh can of cold soda.
Submitted by Vittorio Pavesi - Italy
Following the philosophy of the fun theory, I propose to remake contemporary crossings in such a way that everybody would like to use them for crossing the road. This crossing, however, can be replaced by another crossing. Imagine you are in the Amazon rainforest and in front of you is an abyss with a wild river at the bottom. One way to get to the other side is to cross a liana bridge just in front of you. You have no other way because there are crocodiles down there. Who of us is not an adventurer? Inskickat av Frédéric Cousseau
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
A holographic picture is layed on the bottom of buses, such that it can't be seen from any angle. Only when the person is standing the picture can be seen. Thus, by making the picture interesting for younger people there will be seats enough for the older people to sit down. The picture may convey an interesting story for the young, but an uninteresting story for the old. For example, short jokes (like Garfield) or simply pictures of beautiful women are well suited.
Submitted by Ildiko Kuffart.
Dressed up as a garbage man i travel through the city and play my Container Disco on different spots without announcing it. I want to reach people the possibility to participate in something spontaneous. I call it 'spontaneouslize' the city.
- 'Do you want to play on my wedding?'
- Man on phone: 'Honey, come over here...to the Container Disco!'
- 'Can i subscribe somewhere to get a message when and where you play?'
- 'Shell i get you a drink?'
Submitted by Rocco Verdult.
Dogs are man's best friend. But they can soil the parks and streets with their poo and some people don't pick it up. So my idea is to prevent this with a 'Poo-Transformer'. You can introduce your sachet with poo, press the red button and…surprise! You’ll receive a little dog biscuit. So this will keep parks and streets clean, and the environment will be better!
Submitted by Annamaria Fontanella
Let's make the dogs to be addicts to the right habit! If you place dog shit into this bin, you will hear a sound to step back and it will trigger the brush to come out and take a few rounds around. Next time the dog probably wont miss this place!
Submitted by Adrienn Lencsés
The whole Idea of this Idea is;
Currently, don't you do what the second image shows?
Well how about, instead of contributing to Global Warming, how about you get creative and select one of several designs in which your Old Credit/Debit Card gets remade into something special and useful for you!
As you see on the third and fourth images, your Old Credit/Debit Card will be moulded, cut and remade into a design of your choice!
You could even submit a design which you would like your Old Credit/Debit Card to be moulded into!
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.
Ironing clothes can be a boring task and getting the creases removed from your clothes perfectly is next to impossible. Now all you need to do is place your shirt on a customized iron board with sensors. You need to define the task. What is to be ironed? Shirt, trouser etc. The board defines your play area with lights depending on your selection. Creases are highlighted. Place the mini road roller iron on the shirt, sit back and let the fun begin. With a remote control you need to guide the road roller around the highlighted creases. If you move out of your play area, you lose points.
Downtown, there are many public places which have become so famous that they people use them as meeting spots. No problem so far. Every person who come here is waiting and doing things in order to make minutes pass. There is also no problem in the fact that the main activities people do while waiting are chewing gum and smoking cigarettes.
The Trash target is to prevent people to throw away their trash on the streets. When people want to throw away their garbage they can aim and throw. Different melodies will play depending where the person hits. If a person hit the middle besides playing the winning melody the lights will blink.
Submitted by Carina Lindberg
I am submitting additional information to further describe a concept I submitted in October. This concept involves a container to receive newspapers, magazines and other paper for recycling. The container would have a large opening to put the paper in and include a camera above the opening to take the persons picture showing them on a screen below with the headlines reading:
What do you while you are waiting for a bus or in metro?
What do you think about moving your body and engaging in group activities?
A healthy mind is in a healthy body .. with so much around us we spare less time to work out and do not move our bodies a lot. On the other hand, with all those calculators , we are not using our minds to make those simple calculations ..
So let's make good use of the time and make the waiting fun , and turn calculations into a semi-dancing activity:
You throw your garbage in a bin and you hear a voice coming from inside: -Thank you and have a nice day. or some sounds like pig is eating your garbage. But people would get more surprised if two bins can make a real conversation. Can you imagine two bins in a short distance. Suddenly a voice coming from inside: -This town is full of nice people only today this is the 50th man coming tome. And there is a voice from the other bin: -Don't be show off my friend only for last hour I collect more garbage than you.
Submitted by Vladimir Atanasov
Kids don't always wash their hands properly. A Musical Hand Wash featuring music, animal images and fun instructions is a great way to teach and to remind kids how to wash their hands properly. A musical welcome mat would start the step-by-step instructions for washing hands. A sink with an elephant for the faucet would be enticing and water would be released when a sensor detects hands under the trunk. Another sensor on the soap dispenser beside the sink would detect when soap has been released and music would play for 20 seconds.
Let’s make it fun to scoop dog poop! “Lucky Dog” will be a dog-shaped garbage bin that when used will bark at the user and issue a fortune cookie dog treat with the dog’s fortune for the day. Lucky Dog fortunes could include “You will be receiving a treat in the near future. Lucky Dog!” and “Dog-butt ahead. Lucky Dog!” A bag dispenser could be a source of income or simply free to encourage pick-ups. Since dog walks happen near meal times, restaurants could advertise on the bin or cookie wrapper. They could say something like “Congratulations!
Many people take their dogs for a walk but don’t catch the dog poo. It requires an intervention that makes catching dog poo something funny. The “Poo Cleaner Bank” allows the dog’s owner to make different investments when he deposits the poo. Every time the owner deposits a bag with poo (it has to be analyzed to verify if it really is dog poo), he will receive a token, which will be exchanged for a cookie for the dog. Besides, many other investments are possible if the owner keep the tokens to change later.