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This page serves as the documentation for Vista.


In today's fast-paced world, it's easy to lose track of time and miss out on important events or milestones. Traditional calendars, while useful, often provide a limited view of the year, making it challenging to gauge progress, mark accomplishments, or anticipate upcoming events.
Vista is a one-sheet annual calendar, giving users an encompassing 'overview effect' of their year. Designed innovatively, each dayfield allows event notation. It's accompanied by a dual-tip pen for jotting events or highlighting completed days.
Moreover, a QR code brings a unique feature, leading users to daily productivity tips and inspiring content online. The set is complemented with wall stickers and a pen holder to ensure user-friendliness.
The Vista project was developed to bridge the gap between traditional calendars and the need for a more comprehensive view of the year. The aim is to empower individuals to have a clear visualization of their year, enabling them to track their progress, acknowledge their accomplishments, and plan for the future more effectively.
The daily inspiration feature further serves to motivate users to lead a productive life.
Vista addresses these challenges by compressing the entire year into a single sheet, granting a broader perspective. The design prioritizes ease of use, from dayfield annotations to highlighting accomplishments, ensuring that users can interact with their calendar effortlessly.
Additionally, the QR code feature connects users to a world of online resources, enriching their daily experiences and guiding them towards a productive year. With easy mounting and pen accessibility, Vista guarantees consistent and seamless usage.


Navigating the complexities of modern life requires tools that address current challenges and align with our evolving needs. Traditional systems, while familiar, often fall short in our dynamic world. Here, we explore the inherent obstacles of conventional calendars and highlight how Vista's innovative approach strives to offer a refined, user-centric solution.
Challenge Statement

How can we develop innovative tools that effectively address the challenges of modern life and adapt to our evolving needs, particularly in the context of calendars, where traditional systems often prove insufficient in our dynamic world?

Challenge Areas
  • Limited Yearly Perspective: Traditional calendars segment the year into months, making it difficult for users to gain a holistic perspective on their annual plans, progress, and achievements. Such fragmentary views can impede effective long-term planning and retrospective analysis.
  • Lack of Daily Motivation: With the ubiquity of digital distractions and the demands of modern life, many individuals find it challenging to stay focused, motivated, and inspired every day.
  • Inefficient Interactivity: Many physical calendars do not facilitate easy notation or visual marking, often requiring external tools or add-ons, thus making the process cumbersome.
  • Access to Useful Resources: In the digital age, the blend of traditional tools with online resources can significantly enhance user experience. However, many calendars remain disconnected from the wealth of online information and inspiration available.
Intervention Points
  • Holistic Yearly View: By displaying the entire year on a single sheet, Vista provides an 'overview effect', enabling users to visualize their entire year, aiding both planning and retrospection.
  • Interactive Design: With its special dayfields and a dual-tip pen, Vista streamlines the process of notation and day marking. Highlighting completed days becomes an intuitive gesture, fostering a sense of accomplishment.
  • Daily Inspiration: The inclusion of a QR code ensures that users are not just restricted to pen and paper. Scanning the code offers access to online productivity tips and motivational content, bridging the gap between the physical and digital realms.
  • User-friendly Add-ons: The wall stickers and pen holder ensure that the calendar remains a constant presence, easily accessible for both reference and notation. This encourages consistent engagement and ensures users can always keep track of their year with minimal hassle.


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Explore our expanding resource library with articles, infographics, scientific papers and other information related to the project. Below is a curated selection.
Deep Work by Cal Newport
The Time Paradox by Philip Zimbardo and John Boyd
How to gain control of your free time (Source: TED)
Manage Your Energy, Not Your Time (Source: Verbal to Visual)
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