Love Transfusion is a non-profit organization designed to help individuals facing a terminal illness, loss of a loved one or any other devastating situation.
Specifically, the service provides a means for people to express their love and concern for others online. Each "recipient" gets their own personal page where they can see the love transfusions as they come in. Each “donor” gets their own personal page and can see and manage the love transfusions they give.
The following screenshot is a mockup of what a recipient’s page would look like:
Another basic representation http://lovetransfusion.org
Notice the map with arcs coming into the recipient. These are the basic "love transfusions" (the map area will be built in Flash using the winning design) and they will remain on as a visual representation of being connected with the recipient at any time of the day. (NOTE: The example shows a map of the United States but this will be a free service for anyone with an Internet connection anywhere in the world.)
As you can see from the first screenshot, other forms of love transfusions will include text messages, photos and videos which the recipient can view as often as they want (as well as other social media elements similar to Facebook).
Everyone needs love. This site is designed so that family, friends and even strangers can lift each other up by sending love transfusions. Millions of people from all walks of life are hurting this very moment -- but expressions of love are incredibly powerful and can help heal even the most wounded heart.
Millions of people are fighting dread diseases such as:
- Heart Disease
- Depression, loneliness and suicidal thoughts
- In the battlefield
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Some who just lost a loved one
The concept is loosely based on the premise of a blood-transfusion, obviously instead using the Internet to transmit “love” from donor to recipient. Studies have shown that expressions of love from friends, family and even complete strangers are proven to provide not only emotional support but actual healing benefits to both mind and body.
The ideal design will convey the essence of what a love transfusion is. It is, for the most part, a very visual experience. As stated, the map and arcs will be recreated in Flash using the winning design.
Think of a look/feel that is calm and peaceful. Color scheme of an aquarium (blue and green colors are very soothing), a spa environment or peaceful setting in nature. If you can somehow tie that ambiance in with a "medical monitor" type of look... you'll have an advantage over those who don't.
Each recipient also has the option to post updates on the site to keep everyone informed of their progress/situation.
The most important page of the site is the recipient’s page and that is what this contest is for. If you create layouts for supporting pages (i.e. Home, Resources, Profile, Donors page etc.) it will increase the odds of you winning.
Variations of the logo are attached. Feel free to modify.
We'll be checking in multiple times per day to rate entries and give feedback.
Please PM me if you have any questions. I will respond quickly.