Purpose: To get people to use far away parking spots and get more exercise.
Idea: Posts signs that are solar digital at the farther parking spots. When a person parks there, they receive a "fortune" for the day. Kind of like a fortune cookie. Fun and easy!
Submitted by Stacy Blackwood
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
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
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
Nowadays you have many shopping carts in the middle of the parking lots just because people have this lasy behavior of leaving the cart where it is. But you can solve the problem just putting together the scooter system with the shopping cart, using the cart wheels and giving some fun to those persons who were buying in the supermarket. These way, whenever they finish shopping, they will bring the cart back because it´s cool
Submitted by GERMANA KONRATH
Enter Mr Potato Peel. This charming fellow is a plastic cover for a collection bucket, with silly face parts that can be added and changed (Mr. Potato Head style). He keeps the food waste out of sight and scent -- and when his mouth door is opened, the lucky composter hears a recording of the words for various fruits and vegetables in foreign languages. Fun AND educational!
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.
Submitted by Karla Salvatore
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.
The “Conscious Shower” is an alternative to reduce the amount of water spent in the shower in a fun way. To do that, a water meter has to be installed in the shower. It’s necessary to set up an amount of water enough for a shower (eg. 40 liters). So it will be possible to check in a screen how much water is being spent during the shower.
You have a desk job and you are sitting all day long in a chair in front of the computer? We know a fast way to change that behavior. It’s called the elevator fun way. Take five and go make some exercise. Today you can enjoy your break staying in one foot while taking the elevator. We are offering you an elevator fun way every working day. Saturdays and Sundays we are also going to gym. Take time for MORE FUN!
Submitted by Morris Joy & Dan
My idea is based on the game of Plinko, from the tv show, The Price is Right. It's meant to be a fun way to recycle cans because aluminum is one of the most environmentally harmful minerals to mine. Basically it's a plinko board that is on top of a recycling bin for cans and bottles (only if your region accepts cans and bottles mixed together), so that they can be recycled normally if they'd rather not play.
The negative mood of the great majority of people that can result on further violence or isolation. To make people realize that they have enough reasons to be happy, they just need a detonator to speak out and share them.
These days all the people is seeking to be famous, to be broadcasted, express themselves; this “Happy Booth”, located in any public space, is a nice way to do this.
I made 15 benches of restwood costumized for the ramp of a parking garage. I got the key from the owner, gave a presentation to the audience and opened the 'theatrical curtain'......and a jazzband was playing. Because of the sound of a saxophone, a guitar and a trombone people came to sit in my theater.
- French Ryanair travellers: 'C'est impossible....how great, can we sit here?!'
- Audience: 'We want more!'
- Jazzband: 'We were honored to play in this garage, you can call us for the next one!'
Submitted by Rocco Verdult.
There are motorists who try to be in the fast lane in spite of knowing that they would need to change lanes in a short distance
1) The stretch just before a junction is treated as a point for motorist to correct their lanes. This leads to confusion, traffic jams and accidents.
2) If which car is headed in what direction is known in advance then it would be easier to control traffic
3) Traffic Tetris makes this possible in a fun way.
To participate, every motorist needs to define his destination and the route he’d take. Vehicles heading in the same direction are given one color.
Use an ergometric bike (fitness bike) to generate electric energy for a bus/train/ferry stop. All types of users and public can ride a bike while waiting for public transportation, where the mechanical energy provided by the user is transformed in electric energy and used in the illumination of the bus/train stop at night. The advertising display is also transformed in a video game screen. According to the distances covered by the users, the battery bar in the screen is filled until the “champion” completes the whole bar.
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".
Waiting in line at bus stops could be a breeze. With the travelator, one doesn't have to wait agitatedly for the person in front to get into the bus. Moreover, there won't be any rude pushings. This travelator has a coordinated foot sensor start/stop control system, just like the conveyor belt at the supermarket cashier's. This way, people won't tumble over each other. A bus stop travelator will save time and encourage politeness by queuing up at the bus stop. Submitted by Jenn.
Can you make more people use the public transport? What if a bus would have an interactive karaoke system? This bus would know how many people would be inside it and would light or make a sound either on the seat or on the handle where a person would be located. This would mean that it the person would be the one to sing. Screens would be located in different places in side the bus. This could be an attraction to make more people leave their cars at home and at the same time arrive work with a smile!
Submitted by Rui Miguel Conde
Slow Down, Hit The Bullseye, Save Lives. Road Darts can be played anywhere. However, due to the problem of slowing people down too much in a congested area, it is recommended to do testing of Road Darts in a busier residential area first to see if it scales. Metrics -A researcher can monitor the proposed location during busy hours for a defined period (24 hrs) using a radar detection device w/o revealing his or her presence. This creates a control. -Then a traditional speed detection device (that displays the current speed numerically) should be placed at the location.