Naughty Trash Can Monkey

2009-11-17 13:20 - 0 Comments

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.

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Speed limit competition

2009-12-16 09:35 - 0 Comments

Nobody likes speed limits but if we make it fun drivers will look forward to do not exceed it. HOW?

We can see radars on the street to show us our speed.But mostly there is nothing more.
If we do a speed competition drivers will have a fun.
Speed radar will measure your actual speed and compare speeds of cars before you.
CAr which will drive as close as possible to speed limit will be placed better that others. But if you overcome speed limit you will be disqualified.

Example:
Imagine actual speed limit is 35km/h

Cars before you were driving :
1, 32,5km/h
2, 31,4km/h

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Polite Light

2009-11-24 16:10 - 0 Comments

People often leave their offices at the end of the day and forget the lights on. This is bad for the company and for the environment. Think about it: if a person works from 8am to 6pm, the lights should be on for only 10 hours, but if they forget to turn it off, it's on for 24 hours, more than twice the necessary. So, can we solve that problem by making turning off the lights fun? My idea is to have a "polite light" that thanks the person every time he/she turns it off. We could use different voices and different languages to say thank you, found in movies or music.

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The Cheering Food Collector

2009-12-15 20:47 - 0 Comments

In these times of unprecedented economic crisis that affects the entire world some of our fellow people have become even poorer than before and have problems in covering their food needs. A ‘cheering food collector’ placed after the cashiers in grocery and market stores will induce people to contribute an item of their groceries and will make it fun to do so. Helping people in need of course comes from an intrinsic urge. But we can still make helping more accessible and provide fun incentives to make even more people reveal their compassionate side. Submitted by Vaia Karapanou.

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Raffle Chairs

2009-11-17 10:43 - 0 Comments

At work we have had a huge problem with recycling cans. The tech department consumed so much Mountain Dew that we didn't have time to recycle them all. A lot of them were thrown away. The solution: I built office chairs made from car seats, as comfy as can be. People could hand their cans to me for recycling and got a raffle ticket for every 10 cans, with a chance to win a chair. The results were amazing. I've had 42 people participate and one person even brought in 800 cans. A huge difference made possible through a little fun.

Submitted by James Crofts

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