SIMPLY HAPPY is an app and a service that will keep you happy and connected: As a digital coach it helps you build your psychological well-being and social con-nection.
- By educating users on the possibilities of positively adding to their happiness.
- By measuring the state of their happiness and well-being
- By nudging them to keep practicing a small powerful selection of science-based exercises proven to build happiness and alleviate depressive episodes
In the current state of quarantine and isolation experienced by European citizens due to the COVID-19 protection measures and beyond, such as situations of soli-tude and isolation, e. g. by remote work or sickness, psychological well-being is decreased. The is loss of freedom, social connection and the sense of compe-tence experienced by everyday activities. This is harmful and in some cases det-rimental to the psychological well-being of the people in isolation. Fortunately, the principle works both ways and even adverse circumstances few and easy to use exercises can ease the negative load and build a positive mind-set. However, consequence, repetition and a positive routine are key to reap these benefits. You have to keep doing them to stay happy.
The solution to this problem is SIMPLY HAPPY. A digital coach that educates you about happiness, tests the level of your over-all happiness and keeps you doing a small and powerful set of exercises to maintain your cool and build your happi-ness in times of crises and beyond in private life and the work-place. SIMPLY HAPPY will be a stand-alone app and an SaaS service with app access in the future. To run on Android and iOS, SIMPLY HAPPY will be available in English, first. German and French are to follow. SIMPLY HAPPY provides
- three different tracks for individuals, leaders and team members
- explanatory texts to learn about happiness and its benefits
- a test section for each of the different tracks to assess individual happiness and one’s impact as a leader or team member to the happiness of team member or team mates.
- A training section with three easy exercises
- to build and maintain happiness,
- cope with adverse emotions such as sadness, fear, anger or disgust, and
- to envision a positive future and build hope.
- A gamified environment nudging users to do the exercises and tests, recording the happiness level
- And finally export functions to share positive events with your personal and professional social connections
WHAT WAS ACHIEVED DURING THE WEEKEND
Based on the work in a previous hackathon with my team, this time as a team of one I created an improved update on the pitch video and a walk through video with explanatory captions.
THE IMPACT TO THE CRISIS
Once finished SIMPLY HAPPY can be used by everybody and especially leaders to boost happiness in individual, in teams and organizations. Higher levels of happiness and psychological well-being are proven to boost the immune system as well, thus providing a protection to citizens and the health sys-tems of European Countries.
THE NECESSITIES IN ORDER TO CONTINUE THE PROJECT
To get SIMPLY HAPPY to the market we require funding to go from the prototype stage to a first working product.
- The team is to be extended
- The workflow needs to be tuned
- The explanatory text and test questions need to be updated and completed
- The design is to be updated to comply with the design standards of both An-droid and iOS
- The database design needs to be completed
- The marketing efforts need to be designed and rolled out
- The platform for the SaaS needs to be designed an build
- A plan to scaling the solution to support a reasonable percentage to the Eu-ropean population
THE VALUE OF YOUR SOLUTION(S) AFTER THE CRISIS
Once through the crisis SIMPLY HAPPY will be an easy and powerful solution to boost personal, public and corporate happiness. Raised levels von individual happiness have been proven to raise the level of psy-chological, physical and social health in individuals and key performance indica-tors such as productivity, engagement or employer attractively in companies and enterprises. Thus, SIMPLE HAPPY will make a lasting contribution to recovering from the COVID-19 crisis individually and economically and make a lasting contribution to personal life and a people friendly work-place.
The walk-through video can be found on youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvyzCZfGtI4