Can we get more drivers to respect a red light by making it fun to do? By fitting the traffic light system with a screen that displays interesting or fun facts when the light is on red. It’s a simple way to give people something in return for doing the right thing.
Submitted by Osvaldo H. Bernal Sosa - Mexiko
How many time shave you left the room without turning off the light? A simple solutuon could be a light switch with a sensor that detects when you are about to leave the room, and begins to sing a little tune. This reminds you to turn off the light and you do so by singing the same tune back.
Submitted by Matija Jasarov
Are you strong enough? The game is not new but the intention is! A problem to be solved in Brazil and probably in other countries, are the dropped empty cans when big events happen but the idea can be used in other places and situations.
To play people need to put the empty metal can in the right place and smash it as hard as they can trying to make the disc go high enough to touch the bell on the top.
Making it as fun as possible will not be a surprise to see people looking for empty cans on the floor or asking other ones for theirs.
People often take the bus even if they only have a little distance to cover. By doing the this the people miss the extra excercise they would have got.
But what if we built a cycle bus? That looks like a normal bus but has pedals under every seat. This would give the passengers excercise but also create a mode of transport with no emissions at all.
Submitted by Dobromir Hristov
Millions of bottles of beer are consumed around the world every year. The bottles are often recycled, but what about the metal beer tops? The idea here is to build a game of connect four into the side of the beer crate. The bottle tops can be used as the counters to the game and returned with the empty bottles.
Submitted by Sebastien Delva - Belgium
The idea consists in using gravity to make an escalator without using electrical energy.
It can be used in a place where people want to go up and down, like the entrance of a subway.
We concentrate people that want to go down in a platform, then the people that want to go up stay in another platform .
These platforms are connected by pulleys in order to guarantee that the weight of people wanting to go down will generate enough potential energy to move the platform with people that want to go up.
The balance can be upheld by cords, that people can pull to control the movement.
What problem to solve? It's a problem that people don't wash their hands. After meeting friends, after a toilet visit or just after a day in the city. Unwashed hands can make you or the people you know sick, but that's easy to change. If we make washing hands fun, at hospitals or in public toilets, hopefully more people will start doing it. My idea is that we put a camera in the wash sink, faced towards you. When you start washing your hands, blur colours will appear in the mirror, following your hands move and you will be able to make art. That's my way of having fun.
Let ecological / fair trade marked goods etc in food stores be collected from the shelves / lowered from the ceiling to spark interest with sounds or labyrinth. That way we can make shopping for these environmentally friendly goods more fun!
Submitted by Madelene Hautamäki, Sweden
In bathrooms, many people don't like using the hot hand dryers vs. the alternative paper towel. There has to be a way to make those more fun. Perhaps instead of just hearing air blow out of the thing, maybe music instead, and not just the same song over and over. Use different songs that many people will like. They might actually use the dryer longer so they can finish the song, thus drying their hands effectively.
Submitted by Rachael Peck
There are vast amounts of games, and lots of different styles that people enjoy. Often bars will have a touchscreen with a variety of entertainment. All of them have a challenge, and with these challenges, I feel people can become extremely motivated to workout... or to them "get to the next level of the game." You see this effect constantly, when people who refuse to run for exercise, will run twice as much when playing a sport. Sports are the primal proof and exercise games are the perfect way to take this hard-wired healthy exercise to the next level.
WHAT'S NEW is fun way to help people remember things and improve their memory. It works equally well for kids or older people or families. The principal of the game is extremely simple: All you have to do is recognize the last thing added to a picture. For a demonstration, please visit: http://igamebank.com/cust/wn/whatsnew15fp3.htm
Submitted by Brad Ross, USA
"I get around" is a line of books and encouragement for kids age 0-8 (and their adults). The components encourage physical activity, connection with the outdoors, awareness, and open-ended creativity through having FUN in everyday life, on special trips, and in our imaginations. Quote from book: "I get around and have fun--how about you?" All items are created to take along wherever, and however, you get around.
Submitted by Deb Miner
Purpose: To get people to use far away parking spots and get more exercise.
Idea: Posts signs that are solar digital at the farther parking spots. When a person parks there, they receive a "fortune" for the day. Kind of like a fortune cookie. Fun and easy!
Submitted by Stacy Blackwood
A bike that every time you paddle it sounds with harmonious music. Nowadays a lot of people use cars which produce carbon dioxide. People would chose to ride their bikes instead, enjoying a nice tune while saving the planet. An exercise bike with this function would help people take off some pounds of weight while having a nice time.
Submitted by Randy James Gepitulan
Normally, in a cafeteria people tend to leave their finished plates on the table. It makes the cafe look messy and no one would like to use that dirty table. We want to change their behavior. Take care of your plate and leave the clean table behind. Just wipe off your plate, then use it as a token to play your favorite song on our "Plate Jukebox".
Submitted by Chalit Manuyakorn
The idea is simple: When you return a book to the library you get a sweet mint. It’s a fun pat on the back for reading a book and returning it. Children would be enthused by a little gesture like this and it would encourage them to read more. Adults would enjoy a smile and a chuckle. The actual machine would just be a dispenser attached to the book return slot. When a book is returned a button is triggered and lights up for 5 seconds - You can then press the button and it dispenses a sweet mint.
This is my idea to use positive reinforcement to encourage people to buy tickets when they travel on public transport. The idea is that through buying a tram ticket and having it stamped onboard, you get the chance to enter an instant win lottery. A pretty fun way to reward people for buying a ticket.
Submitted by Ollie Campbell - Australia
This is a simple but very sensible idea. Not only does it incorporate visuals but cross walks will now include sound to make them safer for people with impaired vision. When the button is pressed the speakers greet simply "You have activated the crosswalk" then following could be local weather, or simple facts about life that are updated from time to time. Ending it would say "It is now safe to cross. Thank you for your patience".
This would not only keep people from jaywalking and endangering other motorists, but also give them some knowledge. Submitted by Trevor C. J. Ruff