Posts Tagged ‘ hacking ’
Created by Sho Hashimoto and Takashi Matsumoto, Pileus is a working prototype of an umbrella that connects to the internet and uses the cover as a projection screen. It contains a camera in the handle and instantly uploads photographs to Flickr. The user can scroll their online photo album with a flick of the wrist.
It also acts as a mapping device. The umbrella can also connect to Google Maps and display an image that updates with the user’s location.
The Fun Theory give awards to people who come up with ideas to change human behavior for the better – by making it fun. These ideas are the kind I am looking for in my current project, ‘Innovate: Consolidate’.
OBSERVATION: People don’t use public stairs, they prefer to use the escalator.
SOLUTION: Piano stairs.
OBSERVATION: People don’t wipe their feet when they enter buildings.
SOLUTION: Turn the doormat into an interactive DJ scratch mat. By Felix Möller and Daniel Westhof
OBSERVATION: Dustbins are being ignored.
SOLUTION: Make the bin sound as if it were much, much deeper… By Francisco Morgado Véstia
OBSERVATION: Bottle banks aren’t being used.
SOLUTION: Turn the bank into an interactive arcade game!
OBSERVATION: Children dislike cleaning their room.
SOLUTION: Add magnets to clothing so it can be stuck to their bedroom wall. By Mert Hilmi Iseri