Soap Busters

2009-12-15 20:59 - 0 Comments

For the prevention of H1N1 flu, the guidelines stress washing one's hands with SOAP. Yet, some people in public bathrooms ignore the soap dispensers. They either skip washing their hands, or they merely rinse them in water. We propose posting above the soap dispensers a sign saying, "USE SOAP to COPE with H1N1". The soap dispensers would be equipped with a motion-triggered recording emitting a "Thank you" -- each “Thank you” in a different language.

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Litter Games

2009-12-16 11:43 - 0 Comments

Our idea is a fun positive way to tackle the major littering problems in any populated area or city. The idea is to encourage people to throw their rubbish in the public bins already provided, with a few adjustments of course! By placing nets, goals or target boards onto bins in specific problem areas or high risk litter zones e.g. In and around Sports stadiums, music festivals and other major outdoor events, we could tackle the problem directly and have fun doing so!

Submitted by Msgana

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Sliding Staircase

2009-11-23 16:44 - 0 Comments

Every city has at least a slope. Why don't take advantage of the landscape to minimize the use of cars in the city and improve people health? By adding slides, it could be possible to change people's behaviors and the way they move in the city. Depending on the location of the slides, it could be a time saver for people living in hilly cities such as San Fransisco, Lausanne, Quebec, Rio de Janeiro just to name a few. The Sliding Staircase could change the rythm of simply doing the task of walking. It could split it by bringing short periods of fun through a transportation routine.

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Scratch Mat

2009-12-15 22:26 - 0 Comments

Most people enter a building without cleaning their shoes, often resulting in dirt all over the floor.
Could this nuisance be removed by making the activity fun to do? We think so.

Submitted by Felix Möller and Daniel Westhof - Germany

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One View

2009-12-15 16:37 - 0 Comments

As a society, we are disengaged from our future (i.e. we don't work together to bring about social change more often and more forcefully). We also strongly believe that the main reason for this is the fact that we are built to discount issues that we are not immediately connected with (either in terms of time or in terms of location). What we propose is that we use technology to break down this artificial barriers we create in our mind between us and our future and between us and the rest of the world.

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Germ Wash

2009-12-16 18:03 - 0 Comments

We are not so enthusiastic to wash our hands before eating or after using toilets. Whereas, we intake thousands of germs everyday through these hands. Therefore, this initiative is to make hand washing FUN. If we some how can see all the germs strolling in our hand then we will certainly paying attention to wash our hands. Because, we believe more what we see. My idea is to install a special kind of hand basin in schools, hospitals and restaurants.

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Piggy Bank

Piggy Bank - Change can save us

2009-12-03 10:58 - 0 Comments

The object of the game is to insert cans inside a huge see-through Piggy Bank to collect it. A bling bling sound play for each cans inserted and the piggy bank indicate the weight level (skinny to big) of the metal collected. So, people can figure out the impact of the metal collected on the environment if its not the case. Submitted by Sandrine.

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Spiral Can Recycler Bin

2009-12-16 20:54 - 0 Comments

To incentive people to throw the garbage at th correct place, there will be an spiral bubblegum machine look alike "Spiral Can Recycler Bin" where you can play with your crashed cans as in a basketball game and also enjoy while going down into the bin. Submitted by llermo Darán Reyes

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Dance Mat Water Fountain

2009-11-19 14:55 - 0 Comments

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

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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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Fun Brushing

2009-12-16 14:02 - 0 Comments

Kids hate brushing their teeth, well kids have some fun and some even more fun with the selection of assorted delicious toothpastes. This product offers a mini set of toothpastes that can be aimed at kids or adults depending on the dispenser and flavors. In this picture we are showing a more kid friendly version of the product. Submitted by Daniel Shemtob

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Tree Board

2009-12-16 15:42 - 0 Comments

The world is in a very critical stage. There are lot of issues like global warming , scarcity of resources and others which the future generations have to face the effects. My design is an attempt to raise the awareness and encourage more people to choose sustainable and environment friendly options like cycling. A board bearing the illustrations of a tree and earth is placed beside the cycling track , which has leaves fitted with green colour LEDs. There are pressure sensors placed on the cycling track , which detects the passing cycle and lights up the Green LEDs on the tree board.

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Earth Vote For Everyone

2009-12-16 10:46 - 0 Comments

We all are humans and therefore we have different opinions on Everything. From the smallest detail to the future of mankind. We like to discuss things and we like to be given chance to express our opinion. And there is nothing wrong with that. If only we could do something good while loudly expressing ourselves. Welcome to Earth Vote For Everyone! The bigger skeptic of global warming you are the more fun you will have by switching of the light. Remember, every vote counts!
Submitted by Voldemars Dudums.

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Basketball Bin

2009-12-16 10:18 - 0 Comments

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.

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Used Paper Snow Globe

2009-11-03 14:06 - 0 Comments

People put used paper into a container. The paper is shredded and the resulting confetti is pulled out into the container with a ventilator. It all looks like huge snow globe in the end.

Submitted by Steve Völler

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Traffic Hero

2009-12-16 18:31 - 0 Comments

Above the normal button to push when you are waiting for a trafficlight, there are now 4 (depends) extra buttons. Each button refers to a drivelane in front of you. You can recognize this by the matching colors. When a vehicle drives over your walkinglane the button lights up. When you push the lightend button, you hear a, depending on the vehicle, truckhorn, carhorn or bicycle bel. Under the normal waitinglight you see two more lights with a number written in it. Left being your score, right being the highscore.
Submitted by Bas Pronk

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Recycling Zoo

2009-12-16 10:47 - 0 Comments

Recycling is very important. However making recycling actions is still not the nr. 1. trend in my country. Maybe we could promote recycling if we could make it more fun: through Recycling Zoo (RZ) for example. In Budapest we handle five types of garbage, so at the moment there are five resident of RZ. Each animal has an individual solution to absorb garbage.

We can increase fun factor by"
1. Transform wooden animal plates into monkey bars (e.g. elephant’s fangs or turtle heads are perfect steps)

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The Elder SHAKE

2009-11-19 11:24 - 0 Comments

In many countries people enters the bus form its front door, making it easier for the driver to identify if there's an elder person getting in. People don't always give away their seats to an elder. The idea here is that when the driver sees an elder he will activate the ELDER SHAKE! button, making all the seats to shake a little bit to let people know they should give away their seat(s) to an elder person.

Submitted by Raphael Santos

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A story a day keeps the dentist away!

2009-12-15 21:41 - 0 Comments

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'

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Giving Made Fun

2009-12-15 23:00 - 0 Comments

What if giving money for a good cause was made fun? We propose the ‘Giving Made Fun’ campaign. We propose using parking meters and placing them in busy walking streets. The parking meter will have a sign on it saying ‘Giving Made Fun – funds raised will support Charity XYZ.’ The parking meters will be retrofitted in order to take coins as well as notes. When someone inserts a coin and twists the dial, the parking meter will start playing funky disco music, simultaneously performers will start dancing to the beat.

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