´Til the last breath. The aim is to persuade the smoker to cast the stubs at the right place. The ashtray screen will give a random emoticon+sound answer when activated, rewarding the citizen for his kind act with a positive and funny gesture, trying to put a smile upon the smoker´s face.
It is proven that a driver's mood can influence car fuel consumption by over 20%. So what if we could turn driving into an eco-driving game, making it fun? The idea is to read the instant fuel consumption from the on-board computer with a small processing unit, or in older models, read the accelerator pedal position with a simple and cheap infrared position sensor. A small and discrete LCD/LED screen would be placed on the dashboard where a toy face would appear.
Most batteries become highly hazardous at the end of their useful life.
Therefore it is necessary to collect them for appropriate disposal or recycling.
The idea is to make an eye-catching mechanism (similar to the one in Charlie Chaplins movie ‘Modern Times’) that is activated through batteries. Every inserted battery makes the mechanism turn for several seconds. The more batteries are inserted, the longer the machine is working. Submitted by Bernhard Neuwirth and Alina Avscharova
Can you get humans to eat healthier food through fun?
It’s always more fun to open colorful packages with loud writing, cool logos and slogans. How can a piece of fruit in the super market ever compete with a candy bar? It can’t! SO….
Imagine lush and colorful shrink-wrappers over bananas, apples and mandarin oranges. Put them right next to the candies, which in the USA are typically in the checkout line to entice last minute impulse buys by children. Guilt and fun I believe will
Normally, in a cafeteria people tend to leave their finished plates on the table. It makes the cafe look messy and no one would like to use that dirty table. We want to change their behavior. Take care of your plate and leave the clean table behind. Just wipe off your plate, then use it as a token to play your favorite song on our "Plate Jukebox".
Submitted by Chalit Manuyakorn
The striking simplicity of this installation proves that the combination of sports and waste disposal is an effective and fun way to change people's behaviour to better. During a couple of days of filming, our Basketball Bin disposal unit was widely appreciated and used by the customers of a nearby fastfood restaurant. The installation consists of a readymade Basketball bin, wood and a trashbag with masking tape net-decor. Submitted by Sascha Nelle, Simon Frambach and Rosa Heinz.
Tracking in dirt, mud and water into public areas is potentially hazardous. However, wiping one's feet can diminish this problem. To encourage this simple act we have designed "DJ" This is a doormat that looks and feels just like any other boring doormat, yet it's fun and interactive for all! So, how could a doormat possibly be fun? It's simple: make that mat a mix board! When one rubs their feet on DJ (causing friction) it will "scratch" the music playing in the building just like a DJ would do in a club!
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.
The notion behind this design is to make revolving doors fun to use, as they are far more environmentally friendly than the widely used automatic sliding doors. Revolving doors are not just environmentally friendly because they can be powered manually as opposed to automatically; they also offer excellent protection against draughts and heat loss due to the nature of their design. In this design, the central core of the revolving door is attached to the drive shaft of a traditional music box. The music box is mechanical and therefore requires no external electricity to power it.
Cleaning the shoes at the doormat is good way to leave the dirt outside and also to save a lot of water, cleaning supplies and manpower inside a building.
The doormat can be used for normal house entrances (also as a substitute for the doorbell, meaning the sound can be heard inside as well) or even for big entrances of offices or public buildings (here the composition may be recorded and the next visitor may listen to it before making a new one).
In several of the hallways connecting terminals in airports, you can lay down strips of small "speed bumps" in a precise pattern. When rolling bags roll over these strips of small little bumps, the thudding of the wheels will make the rhythm that is written on the floor (i.e. tango, samba, salsa etc). Some of these strips will be "partner" rhythms, where it takes two or more people walking at the same pace to make the beat.
Submitted by Jonathan Harris
Ladies and gentlemen, let me introduce you to the only monster that does good for humanity, man and his pets. This monster asks to be fed exclusively with animal droppings, opening his mouth a sensor makes speek the monster making so gracious speeches to be fed, in his mouth is a receptacle where it is deposited the bag with excrement, this receptacle is integrated on a scale that senses the weight of the excrement, and according to the weight the monster will say funny things, low weight - is that all? better go and feed your pet! A little more weight - I am more hungry! go get more!
I remember myself strugling to learn things that I found terribly uninteresting at the time. 15 years later and the same thing happens to the new students. I have a solution for this. Just transform the chapter of your book into a comic right after the lecture! If the teacher is good in drawing can he/she draws the comic on the whiteboard! The students will be delighted to learn history or any other subject that way, is there any greater plot than real history? They can add colours in special events or make a whole book of comics! Anything is possible when you have fun!
There is a trash lays on the ground. If someone picks it up. There will be spot light lighting on that person, the sound of applaud arise, and a microphone comes down from above. So that person can thank his/her parents who educated him/her so well. The point is to create a new experience of pleasure from a bad experience. So next time, when that person ever sees a trash on the ground, will reminds him/her this fun experience. Submitted by Elim Cheng.
Fortunetelling machine for chopsticks recycling. In many Asian countries usual habit is to use single use chopsticks which are thrown away after single use. Numbers indicate: Just in Japan about 90 000 tons of used chopsticks finish in rubbish. It is amount of 25 billons chopsticks which connected make three times distance from earth to moon. In China 25.000.000 trees are being cut just for production of chopsticks. China produces about 45 billions chopsticks per year. Chopsticks export to Japan is large as 4 billions cubic meters of wood.
I chose the problem that some people don't wash their hands after using the toilet. It's unnecessary to say, that this is unhealthy, distgusting and can cause many diseases. So I asked myself "Can we get more people to wash their hands by making it fun to do?!" I tried this by installing a motion detector inside the washbasin which recognizes the movements of your hands and sends the information to the camera of the distorting mirror. So your movements were realised in severel distortions, which you can see in the mirror.
Throwing away dead batteries is really polluting the environment. In my country there are places to dispose of them but these are often camouflaged by advertising, making them difficult to find. Why not create advertising that emphasizes the message and encourages the use of these containers? Submitted by Martin Hernandez Toyos.
This fun and self-efficient attachment to bathroom fixtures is interactive with flashing lights and cool sounds. It can adapt to faucets, hand dryers, and water-use efficient shower heads. Whenever someone puts his or her hands under the SaberSaver, the sounds and lights change depending on the orientation of their hands. This entertaining addition increases the appeal of water-use efficient shower heads, encourages hand washing, reducing the spread of diseases, and promotes using hand dryers instead of paper towels, reducing paper waste. SaberSaver encourages good habits by making them fun!