Welcome to Peace Innovation at Stanford University

Our Peace Dot page has three goals:

#1. Tell you about Peace Dot
#2. Invite you to create your own Peace Dot page
#3. Help you learn more about peace innovation

Please read on . . .

--BJ Fogg, Ph.D. & the Peace Innovation Team


#1. Learn about Peace Dot

Many are pessimistic about peace, but our Stanford team sees a different trend. Today many good things are happening. To highlight work that increases peace, we organized "Peace Dot" and invited some partners to join us for the alpha launch in October 2009.

The Peace Dot idea is simple: Orgs set up a subdomain at http://peace.[DomainName].com. At that page orgs share their work. At Stanford, we gather Peace Dot pages into a directory.

Thanks to the Internet, Peace Dot is a systematic, global solution that makes it easier to share and connect. Check out the examples below.

As you can see in the examples above, organizations are increasing peace in different ways. That makes sense to us. There are different levels of peace, ranging from internal to global. And there are different elements that contribute to peace. These elements (or more precisely, "antecedents") can be concrete and measurable, allowing peace innovators to track progress.

By using innovation methods and working together--millions of us around the world--we believe substantial global peace is possible in 30 years.



#2. Create a Page for Peace Dot

Is your company or organization creating more peace in the world?

If so, we invite you to create a Peace Dot page and add it to the directory. In this way, more people will learn about your work and be inspired. You'll also open doors to collaborations and new opportunities.

To create your Peace Dot page, first create a "peace" subdomain. Next, post content to that page. Then let our Stanford team know about your page by using this simple form.



#3. Learn More about Peace Innnovation

Do you want to learn more about Peace Innovation?

The simplest way is to follow Peace Dot on Twitter and to Join the Facebook Page.

If you want to get more involved, see options on this page.

Of course, creating a measurable impact on peace won't happen overnight, or even in a few months. But we must start somewhere. As we see it, the right starting point is with people who understand the innovation process: launch early, measure results, iterate on success. These are the methods for Peace Dot. If this resonates with you, then please join us.


Extra Credit: What's Next for Peace Dot?

Today, we are in the earliest stages of Peace Dot. We have lots to learn, and we'll continue to improve. (For example, the directory is sort of boring--just a list. Do you have ideas for making it better?)

Our team is helping with a series of Peace Dot launch events in 2010. If you're interested, contact the Coordinator for your region.

Peace Dot Africa 2010 -- Contact Africa Coordinator
Peace Dot Asia 2010 -- Contact Asia Coordinator
Peace Dot Australia 2010 -- Contact Australia Coordinator
Peace Dot Europe 2010 -- Contact Europe Coordinator
Peace Dot Middle East 2010 -- Contact Middle East Coordinator
Peace Dot South America 2010 -- Contact South America Coordinator


About Our Stanford Lab

Led by Dr. BJ Fogg, the Persuasive Technology Lab creates insight into how computing products - from websites to mobile phone software - can be designed to influence people in good ways. More info is at the lab's primary website: http://captology.stanford.edu