The Digital Reward System rewards boring activities with a free download of a good that is related to that particular activity.Digital Goods such as Mp3-music, E-books and Software are easy to distribute, through mobile or web platforms and infinitely multipliable, which makes a ridiculously cost-effective incentive system. This system can also be customized for any brand and integrated with all areas of marketing.
Can you make train platforms safer through fun? Train platforms can be a dangerous place. A lot of people get injured every year when not exercising caution and parents are often anxious about their kids wandering about. The poles would light up when the train is either rushing through or coming into the station. People can standing in the "safe" area will activate the colored lights on the pole. The more people who stand in the safe area, the higher the colors will go, encouraging social gathering in the "safe" area to create an effect you could not do on your own. Fun = safer!
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
How to make people dry their hands using the hand dryer instead of paper towels? When someone move his/her hands above the hand dryer it turns on and at the same time the kaleidoscope. The person will see the kaleidoscope moving only when the hand dryer is turned on. Different kaleidoscopes should be installed in different places thus people will be interested every time they need to dry their hands.
Submitted by Virgínia Amorim
Turning something icky into something pretty. The Gum Collector is a fun way to dispose of chewed gum without making a mess. It is a user friendly device that will keep out footphaths clean and no more sticky surprises under your seat. Gum Collectors could be placed in schools, at bus stops, on the street, train stations and pretty much anywhere. Submitted by Yvette Messina.
Install bikes on the trams/trains/busses where the wheel power is connected to add power to the vehicle. Having multiple bikes installed means that friends can compete to add the most energy back to the vehicle within a certain distance or between stops. Added value, you can take a bit off the price of their ticket because the tram/train/bus company is saving cost on fuel!
Submitted by Maggie Shelton and Lennart Fennema
By using competition and social networking, we can make walking places more fun, encouraging fitness and a reduced reliance on cars for short trips. This is a pedometer (step-counter) that can be either an application for a smart phone or a separate USB device. It counts your steps through the day, then uploads them automatically to a website that tracks everyone's steps. On the website, you can compete against others, as well as create groups to compete against each other groups, so your office or school could have competitions within itself and with other schools and organizations.
If paper recycling can be made more fun, it would probably make more people acknowledge the importance of paper and paper products recycling. At the same time, if The Fun Theory would be combined with The Wining Something Theory, probably even more people would take a steep in this direction. This is all this project is about. Making people understand how much every sheet of paper means, making people recycle it, in a more pleasant way and also giving something back to them or their community.
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.
In some countries people don't see an immediate benefit from recycling. Here I present to you the new Soda Recycling-Vending Machine that will allow everybody to purchase a new icy soda by paying with their old cans! How it works? Once the machine has confirmed that is in fact a soda can (and no plastic or glass bottles for example) and the consumer has selected the drink, the old can goes to the inner container, the mechanism activates and the buyer gets a nice icy and refreshing soda!
Submitted by Vanessa Wallis
Many people like to walk in the park and eat without washing their hands. This is clearly a hygienic issue. The solution: Place hand washing labyrinths in the parks. A person must find his/her way through the labyrinth to reach the different stages of hand washing like soaping, washing and drying.
Submitted by Zviadi
To encourage people to recycle, recycling machines need to serve more than their actual function. The Better day recycling machine rewards the user by telling him different kinds of information regarding the amount of recycling done. In Canada, you get back a deposit while returning empty bottles (plastic or glass). While having the cash back through a receipt, the Better day recycling machine speaks out a sentence and prints it out as the usual receipt gets out. From 1 to 5 bottles the user gets a message to brighten his day (You are a wonderful person).
My idea is to use a rear end auto LED sign to promote polite visual driving language while in your car. Imagine a series of polite words that indicate your intent to turn left or to turn right, and thank others afterwards. Such politeness could change the way we interpret another drivers intent and could avoid prevent a lot of road rage.
Submitted by Mutope J Johnson
There's not a lot of incentives to recycle aluminum cans; the bins can be hard to find, they're often confused with trash bins, and the experience of tossing a can rarely makes a person smile. But, things CAN be different! Introducing... Clink-O-- a board and peg game that encourages players to drop their crushed cans into a grid of pegs and test their skill (or luck?) at scoring points in the slots below. Cans are collected beneath the game board and recycled for future use.
Submitted by M Sanchez
As the world has modernized we have become over reliant on automobiles. Our consumption of fossil fuels have increased to devastating levels, causing the environment to shift to previously unvisited occurrences . With this change, we must find a way to reduce automobile traffic. By creating a fun walking commute, the world could be encouraged to walk rather than drive. The solution: the bounce path. This creation would create a fun way to travel rather than driving, thus reducing fossil fuel consumption and improving the environments health.
In today’s world services are measured in terms of money (currency)
But what about ‘good deeds’ done by people with no expectation of any monetary benefit but at some time the deed has value attached to it.You don’t expect money when you go out of your way to help an old man cross the road.
We will introduce a new global currency “Good deed” Currency. It will be printed solely by the sponsor company in the denominations of 5,10,20,50,100,500 & 1000.
They will be introduced among the public for distribution and circulation initially through NGO’s, charities, old age homes etc.