What is it for?
A way to keep track of your daily goals / intentions, keep them present within your thinking and retrieve timely relevant quotes and affirmations for a community of users.
How does it work?
It's a user nurtured virtual tree that grows in relation to a user's daily intentions.The intentions are the tree's virtual nourishment (like water) it helps the tree grow. The tree is a smart phone / desktop application. It grows exponentially when ‘watered’ regularly. The intentions are categorized according to what a person wants to achieve, focus on or what is most important on the given day.
The growth / color / structure of the tree depends on the sum and relationship of a person’s intentions over time. All seedlings look alike however the tree becomes highly individualized based on the user’s interactions / intentions. Each intentions is represented by a sprouting leaf that grows also with time.
Notes can be added every time an intention is made creating an archive of intentions (revealed by clicking leaves). Each intention is also accompanied by a relevant motivational quotations (from a database of quotes). Intentions can be published to other social networks like Twitter / Facebook / Foursquare - as a means of remind and 'go through' with such. When an intention is published is becomes more concrete and more likely followed.
All trees hold a unique code that allows people to transfer between various workstations / apps / smart phones etc. User's can view a website with snapshots off other peoples trees positioned in a virtual forest.
The concept is based on the benefits of taking a moment for self examination for achieving health and wellbeing. It is also grounded in the principle that we are all subject to various social and psychological interdependent ‘layers’. The intention categories are loosely based on Maslow’s hierarchy of needs.
- A holistic reflection of oneself is often beneficial for achieving health and well being
- There is a belief that concrete intentions more likely achieve actualization
- Encourages time-out to re-evaluate / reflect
- Encourage community connections / support from like-minded people (with similar intentions)
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