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Vivify: Thrive in difficult times!

A mobile app that helps businesses to keep their focus on progress and thrive in difficult times keeping up with better mental health.

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In these stressful times, there is an urgent need for better focus, creativity, effective communication and taking the situation as an opportunity to thrive. With physical safety and health, our mental health is of prime importance. Without a right mindset we can’t support businesses and teams.

Businesses are nothing without people working in and out of it. A business owner or an employee may feel overwhelmed and stressed about handling day-to-day operations and keeping business goals intact. There are fair chances of experiencing anxiety and depression in some cases. The families are also going through diverse difficulties. If they can find a way to release their stress, feel relaxed and focussed, spread positivity and motivate fellow beings towards a better future can help making this time a temporary phase of metamorphism. It’s like a time in cocoon where a caterpillar becomes a beautiful butterfly. A time to introspect, evaluate strengths, weaknesses and chart a path for better future.

What is the need are you focusing on?

People need better Mental health to run businesses and keep themselves compassionate and supportive in difficult times. Also there is a need of platform where people can ask questions and express their concerns pertaining to mental health.

Which type of submission are you sharing?

  • Sharing a pivot idea your organization is considering or could consider

Describe the business pivot or adaptation in 3-4 sentences.

I am envisioning a mobile app which would act as a platform for people to get a needed daily dose of positivity, feel better and act in a way that increases their productivity. Basically taking this time as a much needed break from a typical repetitive routine and bring focus on being a productive business person, a true leader and a team player.

Do you plan to implement this solution?

  • Maybe-with additional support

Describe the impact that this solution will create in the world.

We, the humans possess a power called thought. This separates us from other beings on this planet. Any help to harness this power can help us think better, stay focussed and bring in new innovations. We have a potential to take this time as an opportunity to bring a bigger change in lifestyles across the globe. With this app and its regular use people can stay away from stress, anxiety and depression. Also there would be a community at world level to help, to share feedbacks and answers including business coaches, life coaches, psychologists, influencers and healers.

What is the name of your business or organization?

Vivify.

What does your business/company do? Whose needs does your business/company address? Who do you serve?

I work with businesses for their design needs pertaining to websites and mobile apps.

What is your profession?

Freelance UX Designer working remotely.

Where are you located (country)?

India

Where are you located (region)?

  • Southern Asia

What industry is your business/company in?

  • Communications/Visual Design
  • Designer(UX/CX/Design Research)
  • Self Employed

How many people does your business/company employ?

  • 0-10

How old is your business/company?

  • 10 or more years old

Which classification describes your organization/business?

  • Business

What kind of stakeholders and partnerships are needed to pursue this solution?

  • Funding- Grants
  • Funding- Investment
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- NGOs
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- Private Sector
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- Government
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- Civil Society Groups
  • Stakeholders/Partnerships- Grassroots/Community Groups

Do you need help building partnerships and finding partners?

  • Yes

If Yes to the above, please share 1-2 sentences describing the specific help you desire.

I would like to get help with app development marketing help to bring people on-board including users and coaches.

What do you think are the main barriers to implementing this solution?

Difficulty in building teams and funding.

If you are currently working on a pivot, what have you learned so far?

I have learnt to solve the problem with Empathising, Defining, Ideating around the need of people in businesses.

Are you aware of any open source efforts, hackathons or other collaborative efforts related to your solution? Are you participating in these efforts?

None.

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Welcome to the challenge Satyen Aghor ! Great to read through your idea on how to best support people running businesses. Are there any other apps that you have come across that are a source of inspiration? Are you able to share visuals for your app?

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Isaac Jumba  Thanks for your response on my idea. There are few apps meant to support mental health like Calm, mindspace etc. But they do not target motivating businesses and teams to achieve their goals.

Also there is a platform called Mindvalley which supports self-growth and mentoring but again it’s meant for individuals and is expensive. I am trying to help businesses and teams to accept the situation and start chasing the goals they must have had charted out before COVID’19, with keeping harmony, compassion and peace within the self and the teams.

My idea is in inception phase. If this idea gets selected, I would like to do a thorough user research to empathise even more deeply with people and apply my UX process to achieve desired results.
Thanks again!