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.
My idea is simple: we would encourage people to believe that there were very naughty, but very shy urban monkeys living in our public bins. These naughty monkeys love to eat what we throw away but being sensible people we don't want to encourage that kind of behaviour! So, official looking signs would be placed on our rubbish bins/trash cans advising people NOT to feed the monkey. The monkeys have no manners at all. This will never do! Every time someone puts in their rubbish a loud ''munch munch' or 'burp' will erupt from the bin.
The TV screen will show short clips as long as there is red light.
Clips like funny stuff from youtube, parts from favorite tv shows etc.
That way people will enjoy standing in the red light rather then being bored and pissed at it (thus, walking while it's on).
Submitted by Yaron Stein
Many people prefers to get downtown by car and traffic raises the level of pollution.
How to convince people to park their car outside the urban belt and use the public transportation system to get downtown? And, focusing on the car park lot, is it possible to make the car parking more fun?
What about using cars instead pressing step sequencer buttons to create an high-scale step-sequencer with dynamic light and musical effects? This would bring drivers to say: "OK, there's a free lot there, let's park my car onto and see what happens."
Regularly showering isn’t that much fun. Well this invention denies that fact. The waterflow is activated by a sound detector or in other words by whistling or singing. That way people will not just take a shower standing quietly, being bored to death but will be having a lot of fun and will be in a better mood when they walk out of the bathroom. Submitted by Minko Marinov
People nowadays tend to be impressed or attracted by something new or unique. The refuse bin was design in an upside down way to attract the crowd (What is your first reaction or impression when you see an inverted refuse bin hanging on the wall?) Throwing aluminum cans can be fun, the upside down way, where your cans will be suck upwards (a fun interaction between human and refuse bin). Funny sentences and phrases displayed on LCD screens after each throwing action, using several weird quotes create some unexpected fun while throwing your cans (i.e.
Imagine a car with a virtual racing simulation system built in it. Press a few buttons on the new simulation panel on the dashboard of your new VW, set up the track and opponents and opaque screens descend over the glass windows on which the simulation is projected or overlaid. With appropiate mechanisms under the seats the simulation will create even more realistic physical empact, transporting the driver into an adrenaline filled virtual world of speed and madness, preventing all the accidents and mayhem that the same would have caused in the real world. The new generation longs for speed.
Objective: To get more people to use soap when washing their hands after using the restroom.
A recent article in USA Today reported that when people wash their hands after using the restroom, only 33% use soap and only 16% adequately wash. The average hand-washing time was a pathetic 11 seconds.
So we need a fun way to motivate people to wash their hands adequately using soap.
Waiting for the red man to change on the traffic light, while necessary for maintaining your life, is a bummer. Our aim was making the wait pleasurable. We did it by posting a highly competent street musician in one side of a heavily traveled zebra crossing. Our guy plays when the light is red, and rests when it turns green. For our special operation we made double bass covers for famous songs containing words like "stop", "stand", etc.
Submitted by Guy Dayan, Adam Ben Ezra
The idea is simple: When you return a book to the library you get a sweet mint. It’s a fun pat on the back for reading a book and returning it. Children would be enthused by a little gesture like this and it would encourage them to read more. Adults would enjoy a smile and a chuckle. The actual machine would just be a dispenser attached to the book return slot. When a book is returned a button is triggered and lights up for 5 seconds - You can then press the button and it dispenses a sweet mint.
The first time I gave blood it was scary. I went alone. I wasn't prepared. I had always wanted to do it...but I was shaking, a little. & I was silly; I didn't leave myself enough time. I skipped breakfast. I was going to walk to pick the kids up from school. Seriously silly. The next time it was easy. By the 3rd time, I was bored. Saving a life is a cinch when you're not scared. I thought maybe I could go in for the longer donation with the platelets or whatever it is...but, I'd need a book. My husband always goes with me now so it's really not so scary.
The Leaf Launcher is a device that loads leaves into the leaf launcher bag and launches them out of your yard. After the bag is full and totally compressed, you the slide the lid on. You can then aim through the telescope on top and pull the trigger. The leaves will go flying up to 30 feet. It depends on the wind and if the leaves are wet, though. When the leaf launcher bag is empty, you fill it up again and do the process over again. For storage the bag clips off and the stand folds up. The Leaf Launcher is a fun way to rid your yard of leaves and simple to use! Submitted by Chase Tucker
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.
I think it'll be great to make donating fun and easy by putting up special trampolines in parks that are connected to electronic scoreboards. When people jump on the piezoelectric trampoline it generates energy which goes towards building up energy credits for a particular charity cause. People can select the cause they want to support on a digital booth before they start jumping. The energy is collected in a battery or goes directly to the energy company via power lines.
Public transport gathers different sort of people, however it could be also a tool of socializing and building community just by speaking. Reserved seats for Chatting will be the place where random people could meet, speak, exchange ideas and opinions, and so on. Also is a new and completely free way to entertain the travellers by having a conversation. Those seats act as an icebreaker itself. These idea could be applied to any kind of public transport like trains, underground, buses, plains,,, or even public spaces like malls, pubs, hospitals, squares... Think about it!
A recycle bin turned into fun poll-machine. Two transparent cylinders with scales are showing the public opinion. People can "vote" with
their garbage, by throwing it into YES or NO can. You can change the questions over the time to keep the poll fresh and sharp, based on what is important at the moment in the given location.
Submitted by Oliver Maaker
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
Problem tackled: Collecting batteries to recycle them.
Solution: The device, a used-batteries collector, takes advantage of the form factor of a pinball to engage people into playing. Batteries replace metal balls. Pulling on and releasing the lever propulse the battery onto the playfield. Multiple boards could be adapted. The hole to target is indicated to the player through a visual cue. The goal is to reach the target by applying the appropriate force on the lever.
Submitted by Nils Oj
Problem: The problem is that there’s to much obesity in the United States of America. We hold the first place in the world of obesity. Solution: This machine will fun to use and you will lose weight. This machine will have a camera to see when your walking. Then we your walk the certain time and speed you will get a ticket that you can change for a prize or a fat free snack. This machine will also have a computer to pick your prize or snack. After you pick you could watch television. Submitted by Jose Eduardo Zepeda.