Michael, Caroline & I are teaming up and proposing to influence people's decision to take the stairs vs. the elevators in the building where we go to school (at ITP). We were inspired by a short design exercise in the first week of class, where we had 10 minutes to come up with proposals to motivate people to take the stairs instead of the elevators.
We hope that with smart design + visual cues, we can increase the amount of people that take the stairs. While the health and environmental effects might be negligible in the short-run, if this behavior can be influenced the long-term impact can be significant. Furthermore, it would greatly alleviate traffic in the lobby and in the elevator area, making for a more pleasant and seamless experience for everyone coming to school.