German Traffic Light Keeps Pedestrians Occupied With A Game of Streetpong

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

In just about any city you will find some pedestrian impatiently pressing the button to turn the light so they can cross the street, and most of us have probably questioned whether the button does anything but keep us busy as we wait.  What if that button was replaced with a game that you could play with a fellow impatient pedestrian on the other side of the street?  That is what Sandro Engel and Holger Michel decided to develop at the HAWK Hildesheim in central Germany with their “Streetpong” urban interaction concept.

Check out the video below to see “Streetpong” in action, and you may find your self wishing this was more than just a temporary installation.  Maybe if their idea ever becomes permanent they could include some hand sanitizer next to it.

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