The Fun Theory
Old 10-19-2009, 02:26 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have always said if, we could make some non-fun stuff fun, it could change the mindset of people.

VW has taken it one step farther, and I love all 3 of them.

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Old 10-19-2009, 02:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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A great idea, and certianly a nice wy to push the limits of human creativity if we were to use the theory on a regular basis.

Good find Benzo.
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Old 10-19-2009, 02:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Good link.
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Old 10-19-2009, 02:47 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I've always been really impressed with VW as a company in terms of quality, consistency, marketing, innovation, everything. Just a very cool, hip company that's always on the cutting edge of things.

It's a really cool idea. I think you make certain mundane tasks fun and it takes the "chore" aspect out of the equation, which could potentially have huge payoffs. Something as simple as recycling or littering that some people simply just don't do either because it's inconvenient or they're just plain lazy can be turned around if this theory were to be applied on a widespread basis.

Really neat.
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Old 10-19-2009, 02:50 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Ya, VW rocked, just like when they closed shop in Germany sending many to the unemployment lines for the cheaper labour they could find in Mexico.

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Old 10-19-2009, 03:01 PM   #6 (permalink)
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So they're similar to the majority of the manufacturing industry in one sense. Still a sensible business move, the ethics of it is another argument for another time.
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Old 10-19-2009, 03:32 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I'd like to see week 2 results.
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Old 10-19-2009, 03:49 PM   #8 (permalink)
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LOL in the bottle one you could hear the glass breaking inside the machine thing
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Old 10-19-2009, 06:19 PM   #9 (permalink)
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now if only we can make the Raptors play defence.. hmmm
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Old 10-20-2009, 10:00 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I'd like to see week 2 results.
exactly.

in the long run, people will pick reduced effort especially in the stressful work weeks over fun.

Reduced Effort / Laziness Theory wins.
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Old 10-20-2009, 10:06 AM   #11 (permalink)
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exactly.

in the long run, people will pick reduced effort especially in the stressful work weeks over fun.

Reduced Effort / Laziness Theory wins.
then how do you explain all the people that regularly go out of their way to make sure that they do make good environmental choices?
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Old 10-20-2009, 11:30 AM   #13 (permalink)
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bah, it's too easy being a pessimist.
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It's brilliant stuff, but I do have a concern that people approach their lives feeling entitled to be entertained all the time, while giving little thought to what personal responsibilities mean. It wasn't always that way, and fun might have actually meant more. I mean people get bored very easily these days don't they?

But still - as a guy that thinks that design is very important and often overlooked, this stuff is nice to see.
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Old 10-20-2009, 04:17 PM   #15 (permalink)
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then how do you explain all the people that regularly go out of their way to make sure that they do make good environmental choices?
those people are few and far between. I'm talking about the average person.

In general people want to reduce efforts and be comfortable.
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I too would like to see Week 2 results.
I'm sure if ALL recycling bins were like that, people would be disinterested again.
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Old 10-21-2009, 12:09 AM   #17 (permalink)
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And how fun will hopping around on a staircase resembling a set of piano keys be after a while?
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Old 10-21-2009, 09:51 AM   #18 (permalink)
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i am wondering, hoow many of you are considering the theory, and the abstract idea, and not just the action.

It's about changing mentalities. Creating change, and finding new idea's.

You're sitting there and smugly pointing out flaws, without considering that this is a nice step towards thinking outside the box to achieve more sustainability.

Know what I'm saying Jackals????

It's all positive
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