Daphne, the funny Waste Paper Bin will help us!
When we think about recycling, waste paper recycling is perhaps one of the first areas that springs to mind as many of us have been doing this for many years.
Waste paper recycling covers a wide variety of different types of paper. We can recycle newspapers, magazines, junk mail, office paper, holiday brochures, catalogues and white directories (e.g. phone books).
Can we get more people to throw waste paper into the funny bin?
Problem: People don’t do exercise because they are too lazy or “too tired”. They also say their feet are tired and hurt.
Solution: If people complain they are too tired and use that as an excuse to not exercise, they will have no excuse because this shoe gives you a massage while you are walking, but it has a sensor that feels that you are actually walking, so that if you are not walking it won’t give you a massage.
The idea is to force people to cross the street during the green light. We want to transform this place ( all these white rectangles ) into a big dancefloor, where peope create light by walking on these white rectangles. More people is waiting for the green light, more fun will be the cross with more light working. Consequently, people interact to each other during the waiting, and the interact during the cross by having fun on the "dancefloor"
Submitted by Bohn.
Can you make people less grumpy while waiting in the queue? The idea is to take advantage that the ticket is printed with a number and add some jokes, riddles or funny quotes. In case of a riddle when the person gets to be called to the desk the answer is revealed. Submitted by Rui Miguel Conde
Teeth washing is not fun, especially for children!
How to help them to transform that 3 minutes, twice a day, in a good time?
The idea is that a “Dental Care Association” promotes this interactive game: children listen to a story while brushing their teeth and than solve some mysteries on the initiative's website. They follow the adventure every day with a different episode.
The solution proposed is good for health, fun for children and helpful for parents!
Submitted by Daria Cantu'
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".
Many men use public urinals but are either mindless and splash everywhere or do not know where to aim. The whole idea for this entry is to give them a fun and interesting reason to be mindful in how they use urinals while inducing the proper behaviour. Users will consciously try to fill up the urinal as much as possible because they want to see how much they pee. The target is placed so that the urine hits it at an angle to minimize splashing (usually an obtuse angle works best).
This is a special box for collecting used batteries. You can put one normal battery of any kind into the "start" hole, then the game begins. When you roll the handle, the maze plate revolves. You just need to find the the right way to exit for your battery as soon as possible. A record of the least time will be shown on the top. Through this amazing Battery Maze, people would like to collect used batteries spontaneously. Submitted by Golden Guo
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
You now how kids and even adults don’t like vacuuming well by riding a vacuum that can go around the house and it looked cool it would really be fun to vacuum so I crated half of a really big elephant toy added wheels a stirring wheel a curd and bottom half of a vacuum and some electric stuff and it made a Elephant Vacuums. + the nose is the vacuum hose.
Submitted by Brinn Pierce
Skin cancer is on the rise. Dermatologists have 2 big concerns: 1). People don't put on enough sunscreen 2). They don't reapply often enough. To raise awareness in a memorable way, FunScreen can be set up at public pools and beaches, either temporarily or permanently. A misting product (much like a spray tan), FunScreen offers full UVA/UVB coverage that is applied in a unique way. People stand beneath the FunScreen "shower head" and activate it by pulling a string. A highly danceable tune begins playing as the FunScreen sprays the person beneath.
Why spend your money on new stuff? Why throw away things you don't need? How about you could trade your old stuff for a perfectly good object that someone's not using anymore?
Meet new people , save money and energy needed to produce new things , keep track of your old belongings ( how they travel around the world ) and have fun while doing it!
Submitted by Mateusz Szymanowski.
Making fresh-squeezed orange juice can be fun, healthy and easy to do. Orange Fresh Stepper is a vending machine for fresh, healthy orange juice and it's powered by mini stepper. The machine can be placed in hotels, food stores, schools and juice bars to offer freshly squeezed orange juice, during making an exercise. Electronic display shows strides per minute, counter, timer and the amount of juice squeezed. Submitted by Zornitsa and Boyan.
Eletricity Generator BICycle will replace all seats in the subway train. This way people instead of just sitting down and getting fat or sleeping, they can make sports, generate eletricity for the train, and of course have lots of fun. You can even get a discount ticket for the subway when you have generated enough eletricity watts. Submitted by Diego Santos.
In this colourless city at the bus stop, where it’s too boring to stand. Where there’s nothing interesting.. How could the bus stops turned into meeting points,encourage people to use more the means of transportation and make the city beautiful at the same time? This concept will change our point of view for people around us and we will make us part of a work of art. Submitted by Carlos.
A simple, inexpensive and direct idea to make people more active during ‘dead’ times. Think of all the wasted time you spend commuting, stuck in traffic, buses and trains... Springs can be replacing handles or hang together with them, also they could be attached to the bus walls and will be accompanied by fun messages that invite people to try them out. You could also use special strenght-measurer handles, (already existing in the market), to make it more fun!
Submitted by Luisa Cartei.
Imagine every car you see on road is fitted with a little device I would like to name “Gotcha”!! This is like a black box which is hidden away in every car (will be good fun trying to find it!) . “Gotcha” is nothing more than a combination of receiver and sender unit with inbuilt GPS. The receiver unit of “Gotcha” receives a signal from a tower (similar to mobile network tower) which constantly sends road speed and location data to all vehicles in its range.
Did you ever walk on a street, through a park or any other public place and suddenly stepped into something a lovely little dog left right there? Of course you did, the streets are flooded with ... well, doggie's leftovers. Everybody thinks it is disgusting, but nobody feels responsible for it. Even though free bags are available everywhere to pick up those leftovers, they are not used. So why not add a little twist to picking up your dog's gifts? Many people love competition, especially when it comes to their pets.