"With e3.0, the NFL Network can now have a conversion bridge between the casual viewer and the avid fantasy/gambling fan."
Community of Active and Veteran Military.
Update: May 2018
PTSD Overlay and "?" added on
Kids of Service Members
We built this page specifically for the USO.
We see this webpage as a place to share what we believe we can do to help Serving Members, Veterans, and their Families.
Our focus is Family Resiliency. And having Options. Nobody is in a vacuum. Our idea is to give Soldiers a Digital Safe Zone - where they can express how they feel even without words. Same for their families. Same for their kids.
This is a non-public, invitation-only webpage, shared just between us. It links to our main corporate page, but not vice versa.
Our broad aim is to give voice to unique groups of people.
We have a track record in very large scale civic engagement,
and also with sports/media.
Our tech offering is designed to help specific voices be heard in safe new ways.
We believe that Soldiers and their families, especially those with challenges that include family resiliency, that include any apparent lack of options for the Soldier, and that include PTSD spectrum challenges, need and deserve all the help we can give them.
The Digital World does not seem to be stepping up to this unique plate.
We believe we can offer Soldiers, their families, their kids, a cutting-edge, 24/7 digital engagement tool specifically designed for their need to express themselves about anything, when deployed, as they transition home,
and for those waiting for them.
Our work to date includes nation-wide civic engagement.
Over 760,000 sentiment map votes were cast on our civic platform.
Our work also includes very large scale sports/media engagement.
Over one million engagements
recorded on twitter
per typical game.
What we have learned to date about different forms of cause engagement ...
... has helped us imagine what
we can do for Soldiers and their families and kids,
with our "I Am" platform
and underlying e3.0 engagement
Meet I Am.
There is much more on I Am later. Everything about the functionality of I Am for the Soldier/Family community is customizable.
We want to build - based on our experience with cause engagement tech to date - a platform specifically designed to support and empower the community of Soldiers and their families and kids. Including Soldiers with PTSD. The idea is to give them tools to express their experiences on their own terms, safely, and in some powerful new ways.
There is a great opportunity to serve the key needs of Soldiers - focusing on family resiliency, and opportunities, and the transition home, and how their kids feel.
If a Soldier
needs to communicate - but can't find the words - and do so in a very personal and also safe way,
do they have?
How do I speak?
We are offering something new.
An exclusive ability on their mobile devices that allows them to share the emotions of their experience. Especially when words fail. Done in what we call a DSZ (a Digital Safe Zone). So that sharing their feelings does not come back in any way and be used against them.
Same for their families.
A Soldier, or a family member, including and especially their spouse and kid(s), empowered with "I Am" can tap on this image, which is a way to represent themselves (they can also upload their own photo to be part of this avatar, if they want).
They tap on different places, and something new happens.
The red button/bottom right is the support button - more on this later.
This is just one concept we are sharing with some story-boarding and wireframe art.
5 Jan 2018
Tap your head
what are you thinking?
Tap your heart
what are you feeling?
Tap your gut
what is it telling you?
Tap your feet
feel like dancing or running from someone?
Tap your hands
feel like punching
someone or playing ball?
5 Jan 2018
I Am a Soldier...
I Am a Soldier's Spouse...
I Am a Soldier's daughter/son...
LET'S PAUSE FOR JUST A MINUTE.
I Am is based on existing tech already developed.
It runs 24/7 and is ALWAYS on your side.
At any moment, every whenever that's best for you, you can capture in a new way what's going on in your life. In pictures, in words.
This is a DIGITAL SAFE ZONE.It is designed to leave NO DIGITAL FOOTPRINT.
This is an incredibly important point. How you use I Am will not leave a social media-type footprint that somebody in the future can access without your knowledge.
There is no button that will link I-Am to your snapfacetwitogram life. This is not public information with preferences for public dissemination. Want to be able to share with a specific person? Absolutely - but there is a mandatory integrity confirmation path that has to be followed and unless regularly approved by you, it will stop automatically.
This also means that a Soldier, or a Spouse, or a Soldier's kid, can have privacy within their family.
5 Jan 2018
You tap your head, your heart,
Options float in.
You can pick an image.
Or you can pick a word.
5 Jan 2018
Let's listen to these voices.
With the I Am platform, this is possible and easy 24/7/365.
on January 6th, 2018, your gut felt like a firecracker was about to go off.
You felt super excited, had butterflies and also that NIGHTMARE again...
... You were unsure... because something just didn't feel right.
ONLY YOU can see this - and if you agree to share in the Digital Safe Zone, only the people you choose.
And you can see this every day, every moment if you want, how you feel and how you change.
Meet the newest Veteran returning home.
With I Am, He/She can express how they feel, during tough or happy moments 24/7/365 - especially when there are no words.
He/She shares only as they want.
And if they need, there is a red support button.
Tracking strength and bravery day by day, moment by moment.
WHAT ARE THEY FEELING WHEN MOMMY/DADDY IS DEPLOYED?
OR RETURNS HOME, BUT IS DIFFERENT, SOMEHOW?
6 Jan. 2018
By the way:
The Red Button:
When tapped, the Soldier will be able to connect with resources that support groups may wish to have available within easy reach.
Here, these resources can be made available in new ways.
A very real situation:
With I Am, a Support Structure like the USO can "sense" if Veterans somewhere are being affected by a local. national, or global event, and how they feel about it. The aggregate data helps the USO be proactive - if the I Am "sensor" shows a glowing hot spot in a specific location, the USO can step in to help. An example of such a "Hot Event" could be the recent Florida tragedy. How do Veterans react to it?
Has anybody asked them?
6 Jan 2018
How do you feel about:
1. Education for girls
3. School shootings
We can ask Soldiers for their opinion:
Issues can be shown in real time on I Am. We have developed specific dashboard control technology as part of our civic engagement work. Without the cumbersome need to update an app, we can post questions and gather responses in real time, across the entire platform. It is like an "always on" 2-way communication tool.
The dashboard allows us to post any issue on I Am, change it in real time, and analyze the data.
We see the USO being able to offer a special benefit to Soldiers, their Families, their kids, when words just don't work, 24/7.
The focus is in family resiliency and the transition home.
It is also a real-world useful "sensor" of how Soldiers feel.
The I-Am platform is a way to help Soldiers. In a Digital Safe Zone. When words just don't work.