My idea is to produce street lights powered by dynamo. This stand-alone lighting would basically run itself and also not use any electrical wiring, so that the lights can be placed virtually anywhere. Cities, villages, islands, everywhere. Both government and private persons (as an extra to the city treasury, the government might account for the production and sales) could put up streetlights of this variety. If the LED is used for lighting are also sufficient these lights an entire lifetime.
Consistently communicate creatively simple & short water conservation messages'. Put up illustrations on water conservation on the ceiling of the hair-washing cubicle. When patrons/clients are reclining on the chair to get their hair washed, the illustration will be right in their vision. The sound and feel of the water on the head and the message above will engage the various senses of the person to make a sub-conscious impact. In those 3+ minutes of hair wash, the person will have 2 options – close eyes or see a beautiful & often funny illustration.
Yay! is an online game that helps accomplish goals by encouraging users to completing tasks each day via a fun graphical interface and community interaction. Users get points for deciding to take on tasks, accomplishing tasks, encouraging others, and being encouraged by their friends. The application would run in Facebook and on an external website, yaythegame.com, utilizing Facebook Connect.
Submitted by Polly Hall, Jennifer Salcido, Grego Thompson
Hand washing – The Germ Killer. Current Problem: Not enough people wash their hands in public restrooms, or they merely use water and no soap.
Purpose: To create awareness of proper hand washing techniques while also alerting those around of the overwhelming issue of people not washing their hands—or merely drenching them in water. Solution: Create an interactive ‘motion sensor’ game that allows the general public to 1) wash their hands correctly and 2) compete with others that have also washed their hands in this facility.
Let’s make it fun to scoop dog poop! “Lucky Dog” will be a dog-shaped garbage bin that when used will bark at the user and issue a fortune cookie dog treat with the dog’s fortune for the day. Lucky Dog fortunes could include “You will be receiving a treat in the near future. Lucky Dog!” and “Dog-butt ahead. Lucky Dog!” A bag dispenser could be a source of income or simply free to encourage pick-ups. Since dog walks happen near meal times, restaurants could advertise on the bin or cookie wrapper. They could say something like “Congratulations!
Instead of using paper ink in the printer you could use crayons and bottles but in the special printer there will be a basket. Each time you throw a bottle in the basket you will get points. Each time you get 10 points you will get an opportunity to choose a picture shown on the screen. Submitted by Efren Aldana.
Dog poop scooping is no fun! But it is less fun to live in a city full of poop…
How could poop scooping be less annoying?
A scooper that makes funny noises can become a new way to play with your dog. This scooper has a mechanism that creates funny noises when collecting poop. You can choose between different sounds (cat noise, toy squiz, barking…).
You could enjoy your dog’s reaction to the noises and interact with other people that use different noises too.
Simple and fun, not only for people but for dogs too!
Submitted by Liat Rogel
Problem: People tend to throw rubbish on the streets instead of garbage bins.
Fun Solution: To make throwing rubbish as fun as playing basketball we want to add a scoring machine and detector to the garbage bin. So, for every piece of rubbish that goes into the garbage bin, you get 2 points.
Submitted by Anisa Sirman, Degrita Eukaristi and Natasha Angeline
On the front of the machine will be a LCD screen which is touch sensitive. the person inserts a dollar bill and then chooses which oregami figure they would like to have created. each figure may represent different charities. the machine will be filled with pre-made figures. after the person has chosen a figure, two previously recorded arms come into the screen to make the figure. we will add sound effects(kung fu) and speed up the footage to make it more entertaining. after it is created the figure will be dispensed out of the machine, down a small canal which will empty out into a fountain.
Downtown, there are many public places which have become so famous that they people use them as meeting spots. No problem so far. Every person who come here is waiting and doing things in order to make minutes pass. There is also no problem in the fact that the main activities people do while waiting are chewing gum and smoking cigarettes.
We need to clean and recycle at the sometime but first we need to do it from our houses. But is so boring to clean up your house so we need it to do it fun. We have a new way to clean and recycle fun and we now we are saving the earth.
Submitted by Cristina Chavez
Very often it happens that you are away from home and just when you have to make an important call, your cell phone is discharge. The pedaling battery charger is a sort of phone booth that allows you to recharge every type of phone. Inside you can find several attacks and certainly there will also be your among them. The pedaling battery charge looks like a bicycle: by speed and force with which you pedal you recharge more or less quickly your phone.
My idea is to combine trash bins and basketball baskets. Its much more fun to challenge oneself to aim and hit a target than to simply drop rubbish into a regular bin. Furthermore you gain a feeling of satisfaction when you successfully overcome the obstacle. In this way, you connect a good feeling with putting rubbish into a bin. Also, I thought it would be useful to include a simple mechanism (as found in a regular map stand), which allows you to adjust the hight of the pole. Thus, various difficulty levels are provided and the cleaning of the bin is rather easy. Submitted by Sonja Heinen.
The electric light trail is an obsolete and boring place to excercise. To get motivated to go out running there we need to upgrade it to the electric light trail hunting game. On the trail different animal targets will appear and a perfect hit with your (harmless) laser gun will give you various points depending on species. Running the trail will be during night time using a headlamp and the animal targets will be lit. A miss will naturally "scare" the target away and it disappears rendering you unable to shoot it again.
Photocopiers are a point of high paper usage - and wastage. Most machines today offer double sided and reduced print but people do not use these facilities. Why?
1) its a little bit technically difficult (not a lot)
2)This takes time (which we think adds pressure)
3) there is no immediate financial cost to us (assuming the company pays)
4) there is no incentive
So... Lets design a USB add in monitor that shows "TREE HEAVEN"
Idea: Rewarding Speed Limit Signs - Submitted by Kevin Richardson (USA).
Can we get more people to obey the speed limit by making it fun to do? The idea here is capture on camera the people who keep to the speed limit. They would have their photos taken and registration numbers recorded and entered into a lottery. Winners would recieve cash prizes and be notified by post. Better still, the winnig pot would come from the people who were caught speeding.
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
People throw garbage in parks, in exactly the same place where you may come to relax with friends or play with your child.
By this gesture they nourish new inhabitants: germs, bugs, worms etc. And they keep asking for more…garbage. We wanted to prevent this behavior in a funny way by confronting people who throw garbage with the direct consequences: a luxurious life for germs.
To illustrate our idea we chose common park scenes: parents playing with children, seniors playing chess, friends having lunch.
Submitted by Alina & Eva
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.