Crushing cans can help!

2009-10-27 13:38 - 0 Comments

Are you strong enough? The game is not new but the intention is! A problem to be solved in Brazil and probably in other countries, are the dropped empty cans when big events happen but the idea can be used in other places and situations.

To play people need to put the empty metal can in the right place and smash it as hard as they can trying to make the disc go high enough to touch the bell on the top.

Making it as fun as possible will not be a surprise to see people looking for empty cans on the floor or asking other ones for theirs.

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Street Dancer Semaphore

2009-12-15 20:21 - 0 Comments

The pedestrians do not respect the red light of the semaphore in the corners. Nobody pays attention to the little man who indicates us to stop and wait. Maybe he should do something more than simply be standing there. Can we give to people an entertaining way of waiting before crossing in a right form? Yes! With the red dancer man nobody will want to miss the show. A led display shows his movements, accompanied with the rhythm of a cheerful music that comes out from small incorporated speakers.

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Disposable Graffiti Wall

2009-12-16 18:22 - 0 Comments

How to fight the endless graffiti on every conceivable surface around the city? Install renewable graffiti "walls" - detachable plates of plastic or plasterboard on which young people can freely express themselves. One can even picture competitions going on for the best graffiti work, where all passers-by are able to vote for the favourite piece of urban art e.g. by using a designated place on the board..

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Joking traffic light

2009-12-16 09:26 - 0 Comments

It‘s dangerous to walk when traffic light turns red but some people do. The idea was to stop people walking as soon as the traffic light turns red. So I invented the idea that the red traffic light is going to tell funny jokes to keep people waiting until it‘s green. So they are enjoying the stay and there is no more danger anymore.
Submitted by Elisabeth Dietrich.

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The racing-style Traffic Lights

2009-12-16 17:38 - 0 Comments

Every day, countless people keep their cars running during long red phases at traffic lights, thus producing harmful emission gases and wasting fuel.

A fun solution to this problem is the racing-style traffic lights: At the beginning of each red phase, they tell car drivers to turn off their engine and then to turn it on again before the next green phase – using racing-inspired voice commands (e.g. “Ladies and Gentlemen, start your engines!”) and a typical motorsports light signal countdown.

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Interactive Tree Heaven - paper saver

2009-12-16 16:48 - 0 Comments

Photocopiers are a point of high paper usage - and wastage. Most machines today offer double sided and reduced print but people do not use these facilities. Why?
1) its a little bit technically difficult (not a lot)
2)This takes time (which we think adds pressure)
3) there is no immediate financial cost to us (assuming the company pays)
4) there is no incentive

So... Lets design a USB add in monitor that shows "TREE HEAVEN"

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Score the Rubbish

Score the Rubbish

2009-11-19 16:11 - 0 Comments

Problem: People tend to throw rubbish on the streets instead of garbage bins.

Fun Solution: To make throwing rubbish as fun as playing basketball we want to add a scoring machine and detector to the garbage bin. So, for every piece of rubbish that goes into the garbage bin, you get 2 points.

Submitted by Anisa Sirman, Degrita Eukaristi and Natasha Angeline

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Dunk N' Dump Bin

2009-12-16 18:15 - 0 Comments

Collection of garbage is a serious problem faced in Indian Urban areas. The lack of seriousness for channelizing the urban solid waste may well be associated with the lower density of the dustbins, but giving a reason to throw the waste into a bin could only be good for the cause. The design can potentially be attractive particularly for the younger generation, developing garbage throwing skills to showcase accuracy in the throwing arm. For those who prefer dropping the garbage in conventional way, a rectangular slot has been provided as well.

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Polite Light

2009-11-24 16:10 - 0 Comments

People often leave their offices at the end of the day and forget the lights on. This is bad for the company and for the environment. Think about it: if a person works from 8am to 6pm, the lights should be on for only 10 hours, but if they forget to turn it off, it's on for 24 hours, more than twice the necessary. So, can we solve that problem by making turning off the lights fun? My idea is to have a "polite light" that thanks the person every time he/she turns it off. We could use different voices and different languages to say thank you, found in movies or music.

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Ready, Steady, Shower!

2009-12-16 09:54 - 0 Comments

The concept is a racing game to play in the shower, that induces people to speed up. The faster you take your shower, the more you win and more water you save.
This game shows a possible way of saving water when taking a shower, so that the time it takes is reduced in a fun way.
The main concept is that user takes the least time to take a shower doing the usual tasks as shampooing and washing, rushing them in the form of a race.
This game could be diffused online, in a social network, so that friends and neighbours could compete amongst them.

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Hand Wash Disco

2009-12-16 20:07 - 0 Comments

Hand hygiene is a serious issue that can sometimes be overlooked and we want to bring it to the attention of the public by making it FUNKY. Our idea is to create a hand basin infront of a false mirror. When people use the automatic tap and wash their hands, a disco scene appears behind the false mirror. It will be complete with lights, music and an amazing mirrorball. This will make handwashing groovy again. Submitted by Neal Watkin

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The Drymonica

2009-12-07 14:59 - 0 Comments

Lets encourage people to use dryers instead of paper towels in public bathrooms. Lets add a little harmonica that sounds with the dryer's air and that people can move from side to side. Lets dry dry our hands, have fun and save some trees, all at the same time! Submitted by Lorena Stuani.

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Sink Water Light

2009-12-16 19:28 - 0 Comments

Both of the idea authors admire taking a shower, not together though :) However, we have rarely thought of how much water we usually consume ineffectively by spending 30 min under the shower. After discussing this issue with other "shower-lovers" it became obvious that the primary reason for spending 30min in the shower is the lack of any time reminders around. To solve this problem and to make keeping time more fun to do, we decided to introduce a "traffic light" system for the sink or the shower, but call it "water light".

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Fruit Trolley Poker

2009-12-09 15:30 - 0 Comments

On the way home from work at least one local supermarket shopping trolley (Shopping cart) has made its way up the street and onto the front lawn of our local housing project. Invariably the cart will sit there for a week and attract other carts until the local council has to collect and return them at a cost. Some times they’re so badly damaged they just get thrown away. Large shopping centers can generate up to 200 missing shopping trolleys a day and one Australian business that tracks and returns shopping trolleys receives on average 1000 phone calls a week from the public.

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The Skyway Bridge

2009-12-15 17:05 - 0 Comments

In Mexico there are peatonal bridges wherever we need them, but people prefer to run against cars. We planned to simulate clouds and a big pink slide.

Submitted by Claudia Rodriguez.

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Love Machine

2009-11-24 17:07 - 0 Comments

What’s funny about buying at the authomatic machines? Absolutely nothing, and if we’re talking about buying condoms it could become even embarassing.
What if the authomatic machine becomes a win-only slot machine, which gives you a funny forecast of the use of the winning?

We think that kind of object can change the way of thinking about the condoms subject and will remind the importance of having safe sex.

Submitted by Lorenzo Pigozzo

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Hand Crank Charger

2009-12-16 11:38 - 0 Comments

If you run out of power in the street, it can be inconvenient, or you can buy disposable batteries. This hand powered generator has a number of plugs you can use to charge your portable devices, for a greener, more efficient lifestyle! Submitted by Matthew Venn.

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Hungry Cigar

2009-12-16 15:28 - 0 Comments

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

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Bus Stop Sight Seeing

2009-12-15 15:36 - 0 Comments

Waiting at the bus stop may be boring. You would probably be waiting on the bench and getting tired, and bored with nothing to do. You would be sending text messages or maybe playing with your fingers. The bus is very late because of the traffic, and precious minutes are ticking off the clock. Minutes might become hours. Waiting for the bus to come would take ages.

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Dancing on Plastic Materials

2009-11-20 10:04 - 0 Comments

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.

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