An Illusion for Good
What if you were in charge of finding a way to get cars to drive more safely around your school? Would you put up more signs? Create an information campaign for parents?
This story is about a couple of elementary students with a novel idea for changing the crosswalk.
In addition to being a good story about thinking outside the box, it speaks to how we work with our expectations.
What around you is so common that you don’t notice it? Is it trash on the campus grounds, or instructions given to you by a teacher, or perhaps something else?
If you can identify something (like the crosswalk) that isn’t doing its job, perhaps because it is too obvious, can you come up with a new way of making it achieve its purpose?
video: Students Hope 3D Crosswalk Encourages Drivers To Stop At School from CBS Boston on YouTube.com (1:50)
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