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Making the stairs fun

An ad company is experimenting with ways to make exercise and “doing the right thing” fun! With art!

Maybe I’m a nerd, and even though this is being done by an ad agency, I just find this so inspiring – using technology to create interactive public art. Plus, it worked: putting sounds on the stairs (making the stairs fun) made 66% more people take the stairs!



Beth Kelley is an applied & digital anthropologist with an overall interest in how people engage with and are impacted by their environments and vice versa. This has manifested itself in many ways, by looking at creativity, playful spaces, built environments, and environmental enrichment, sustainability, design research, and integrative and collaborative models of learning such as through play and hands-on learning.