7.3.11

Musical Stairs



How cool is this project?! I love how it is fun, creative and inspiring.

Here is the description of the Fun Project:

"There is a set of stairs, with a moving escalator next to it .... both of which lead to the same spot on the floor of the upper level. At first no one took the stairs, almost 97% of the people took the escalator. Okay. I think that could be a normal expected result. 

Then a group of engineers got together, and decided they wanted to change the percentage around.

Notice what these scientists did. Clever huh. And now they have reversed the percentages, as a whopping 66% more people take the stairs, than ride the escalator."

23 comments:

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

That is just amazing! So clever! I'd definitely be taking the stairs :)

Mo Pie, Please said...

AAH! This is so so so incredible! I wish I could take these stairs all the time. I usually choose the stairs but I wish more people followed suit. If only every set of stairs were musical!

la petite coquine said...

LOVE this! If only I could find more musical stairs!

Punctuation Mark said...

this si just so cool!

Karena said...

Ren what a cool wy to get people to exercise!! Love it!

Do come and enter my Artful Offering!It is truly beautiful!

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Karena
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Getrealmommy said...

A lot of work, but so cool. My kiddos would love it!!

Claire Kiefer said...

I've seen this before--so interesting, and makes you think about the other behaviors that we (okay, "they") could manipulate.

Minnesota Maven said...

is this at the science museum in Minnesota? They have those stairs there and I take them all the time!

Robert Jarvis, MBA said...

That is cool how they made the stairs musical! I know a couple kids who would freak out on it though... and I know a few kids who would stay and play on the stairs for hours... Kids shouldn't play on stairs... LOL

thanks for sharing!

Bruce Barone said...

Love this!!!

Dani G said...

fabulous find, Ren!

jeanette from everton terrace said...

I'd love to sit there all day and watch people just to see their reactions. Great project. I wonder if they just put a sign that said "taking the stairs will make you live longer" if even one person would make the switch?

Lenore @ Lather. Write. Repeat. said...

THat is so cool! All is takes is a little creative thinking to change behaviour!

XO
Lenore

Faiza said...

i would definitely take these stairs!

Mary said...

How clever! This is really amazing. I never would have seen this were it not for you. Have a great day. Blessings...Mary

valariebudayr said...

I love these stairs. They are sooooo fun. What piece would you play if you found some musical stairs?

and flowers pick themselves said...

oh, how awesome! thanks for sharing!

xo Alison

Phoenix said...

I saw this a couple weeks back and almost teared up out of happiness. We should all remember to play everyday and I think this video illustrates quite nicely that we are certainly capable of it! :)

Kristin Hjellegjerde said...

Yes, loving this project!

Dancing Branflake said...

Choreography at its finest!

Pat Tillett said...

That is such a cool and good idea! I'm a stairs person anyway, but that would get me trying to make a tune out of it!

Krystal said...

that is..fabulous!

shopgirl said...

I love this project! I've seen it before and it's just amazing. I wish they could do this all over the world. I think it would make people much happier and nicer in general.

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