Everyday moments inspire thoughts about someone special
Express thoughts about someone through a simple action
Release your thoughts and see them fly off as a dove
Person you are thinking of receives your thoughts as a sound and gesture
As you move through the world you experience moments which evoke thoughts about someone. A cool car Dad would like. A cheesecake like grandma makes. A movie trailer a friend is sure to comment on.
OQTA allows you to immediately share this moment with that person.
OQTA provides a simple means to immediately share this moment. Just tap the OQTA app.
When you share your thought though the OQTA app, you are immediately connected to your friends and family. You can see this as a dove carrying your thought.
Your shared thought signified by the dove activates an IoT device which expresses it as a pleasant sound and gesture. Your recipient will know that you are thinking of them.
The Dove Clock is the IoT device which gives final expression to a thought sent through OQTA.
The Dove Clock is an analog device. Sound is produced by Japanese rice paper bellows, and movement is mechanical. This allows for a richer sound and experience by the recipient.
The Dove Clock was designed by industrial designer Hideo Kanbara, whose work can be seen at MoMA.
Currently the Dove Clock is only available in Japan but users outside Japan can activate the device which is installed in a serene setting in Japan. This way users in the USA can experience the feeling of using OQTA.
Appropriate to its Japanese origin, OQTA embodies the custom Omoiyari, to think of others with caring, compassion, and sincere consideration. Omoiyari is the little act of kindness which makes life better for everyone.
With OQTA, when you have a nice experience which makes you think of someone, you can share that thought with them. This makes you feel nice and makes them feel special. That’s Omoiyari.
Track your shared moments. You’ll be amazed at the end of the month how many moments have reminded of other people!
WHAT IS GIVING TUESDAY?
Giving Tuesday, known as #GivingTuesday, is an annual giving campaign which inspiring people to donate time, money or goods to support charitable causes in need. In the USA, #GivingTuesday happens on November 27th this year, the Tuesday following Thanksgiving Day to kick off the holiday giving season and to inspire people to give back. Check out www.givingtuesday.org.
WHAT’S HAPPENING ON THIS #GivingTuesday 2018 on OQTA?
On #GivingTuesday, people look for ways to share their good fortune and support causes which mean a lot to them. To support this, in both Japan and the USA, OQTA offers itself as a fundraising tool, making it easy to participate in @GivingTuesday. Visit OQTA’s #GivingTuesday for more details.
HOW DO I MAKE AN IMPACT?
When you use the OQTA app to share a feeling of compassion, a moment of gratitude, or a kind thought, you will be helping OQTA make a contribution to charities. The app tracks the feelings, thoughts, and moments you’ve shared, and OQTA donates 5 cents for every “share”, up to $5,000.
WHY 5 CENTS?
In Japan, ¥5 coins are commonly given as donations, with the intention of establishing a good relationship. Since ¥5 is about equal to 5 cents, OQTA seeks the same kind of meaningful donation in the USA!
YOU CAN SEE YOUR IMPACT!
As of Thanksgiving Day, more than 310,000 feelings, thoughts, and moments have been shared worldwide. For this year’s #GivingTuesday campaign, the count begins on #GivingTuesday, November 27th and runs through January 3rd, 2019. Visit OQTA’s Shared Moments to see how many moments are shared, and for new users who don’t yet own a Dove Clock, be sure to check out live streaming of the OQTA dove carry your special moment!