Monday, March 30, 2015

The Fun Theory

The Fun Theory is a Volkswagen initiative and it is dedicated to the thought that something as simple as fun is the easiest way to change people's behaviour for the better. What do you think?

Watch the following videos and then answer this week's blog question:

Find the fun:

Now it's your turn to try the fun theory. Choose a task that is typically boring and make it fun! Describe why your game or "angle" on the chore is more entertaining.

Good luck!

Mr. Boettger :-)








18 comments:

  1. alai1860:
    I think that the fun theory is a good idea because i do agree recycling and picking up garbage isn't fun but in these videos they make it fun. Also the fun theory seems to be working and we are starting to recycle more and pick up more garbage and take the stairs. If i could design my own idea i would take an alarm clock and add some exciting music and a disco effect. I would add this because even i don't even like getting up early in the morning so if i had some music and a disco effect it would be fun to get up and get ready for school.

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    1. tara3050:

      I love the idea, I know I hate to get up in the morning. Who would not want to wake up to what would be like a party!

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  2. jenn0362
    Each day people decide to drive instead of biking for short distance traveling. What if there was a bike that was made to play music each time you peddled so you would have to keep peddling and moving to keep the music playing. This way more people will decide to travel by bike and they will be getting exercise. If more people decided to bike rather then driving it could help save our environment.

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  3. tara3050

    I think the fun theory is a good idea, I know I hate to do anything boring and to make boring things fun would make people want to more then the things that are only fun!! If I had to make one boring thing more fun I would make chores more fun. Mostly sweeping, I find that so boring so to make that chore more fun I would:

    - Make the broom colorful
    - every time you sweep it across the ground it would change the straws colors
    - it would also make a sound effect of clapping when it sweeps the ground.

    THE FUN THEORY
    What will you make more fun?

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  4. ashl1881:
    I think the fun theory is a good idea because by making something as boring as recycling fun to make more people want to do it. It also helps because then it's helping the environment, keep's people healthy, ands gets them to do things that they think is boring.

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  5. loga1770:
    for my fun theory if i was to do a fun theory i would bye millions of wifi hubs and put them around the world so u can have wifi every where u go.

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  6. owen1422
    I am thinking about doing urinal/stall tvs or tablets. I am also thinking about putting a mini soccer ball on a string and a mini soccer net in the urinel. that might make a boring task fun.

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  7. etha0440
    I think it is an amazing idea and that it could save peoples lives.

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  8. for my fun theory i decided to do a garbage bucket that when you put garbage in it. the score bored behind it will give you 2 points and it will say words back like 'swish or kobe and it will light up and at the end of the day it will show how many points u got and it will get people to put there garbage in the garbage bin

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  9. dust0980
    i think that the fun theory is a great idea that can change the world as we know it!!!

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    1. dust0980 - You didn't answer my question. :-)

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  10. marl0190
    my idea is to make sound effects on things all over the world to make it so kids and adults want to throw out garbage and recycle to make the world a cleaner place!

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  11. I think that it is a good idea to make piano stairs to try to make more people use the stairs more often. I think that it is a good idea to make a reclining bin that makes a sound that the garbage is fall in for a long time so more people will throw there
    garbage in the trash can.

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  12. tayl1920
    my idea is called mission healthy and the idea is there's a food cart with a sign that says free food please take so I am trying to get people to eat more healthy so if someone takes some fruit the because of movement sensors a phone box right next to it swing opens fast so hopefully someone go's in the phone box and if they do then a big monitor inside it turns on and a secret agent man comes into view and tell however is in the phone box that they have completed there mission also known as mission healthy and after the secret agents man is done thanking whoever is in the phone box then a agents badge and then whoever is in the phone box walks out with a cool badge and hopefully people walking in will want to try and so then it repeats.

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  13. sydn1320:
    I think that the fun theory is a good idea because kids not buckling seat belts up is dangerous, and the fun theory makes kids want to. This idea will save so many lives! If I were to create something boring and make it fun I would create a spin tooth brush with a screen on it. When you turn on the spin brush you have to put it i your mouth before it will turn on. You will then play a timed video game that you can play for only 2 minutes. You would be toothpaste inside of a persons' mouth. You have to try and kill the germ minions, but you only have 2 minutes to do so. I think this is a good idea because it is showing kids what germs you kill inside of your mouth, and in order to win you need to play for 2 minutes which is the recommended brushing time.

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  14. cade8790
    I think that the fun theory is an amazing idea... instead of people using an escalator they use the piano stairs which is keeping people active and fit, people are also recycling more and making safety be more fun because of the fun theory. If i were to make an idea for the fun theory i would make a pencil that reads the words as you write and if you don't know how to spell a word you could simply say "neurasthenia" and it would tell you how to spell it. Kind of like an online dictionary. Maybe there could be a built in sensor that knows if your spelling the words correctly and the online dictionary could kind of be like siri. I also think that the pencil should light up and change color like a glow-stick. This pencil will make writing more fun for kids because instead of typing it they could write it, and intead of using autocorrect they might actually learn how to spell the word with using siri, telling you how to spell it.

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  15. bren7060
    I think the fun theory is a amazing idea. What I would do for the fun theory is to make school more fun I would put technology on everyone's desk so they can do work the fun way

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