Reset your Relationship with Technology

Project Reboot is a UC Berkeley tested program that helps students build constructive digital habits 
We are in an epidemic of digital distraction.
Smartphone addiction is ubiquitous
Attention spans are declining
Anxiety and depression are on the rise

Project Reboot provides high school and college students with the knowledge, resources, and community required to build a healthy, intentional relationship with their devices for life.

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Developed at UC Berkeley

Tested by 60+ Students

Project Reboot has been taught as a full-semester course (INFO 98) at
University of California Berkeley’s School of Information.

Students save over 3 hours per day

Before and after surveys show that students save time and report significantly healthier device usage after taking INFO 98

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After

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Average time spent on social media & entertainment apps per day

Average response to "How healthy is your relationship with your devices from 1-10?"

"Thanks to this course, I have completely overhauled my relationship with technology."

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John Cassell

Class of 2023

Environmental Engineering Major

What will students gain from Project Reboot?
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AN INTENTIONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH SOCIAL MEDIA

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DISTRACTION-FREE DEVICES

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DIGITAL SYSTEMS FOR SUCCESS IN COLLEGE AND BEYOND

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A DEEP UNDERSTANDING OF RELEVANT NEUROSCIENCE

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A COMMUNITY WITH LONG-TERM ACCOUNTABILITY

DIGITAL SYSTEMS FOR SUCCESS IN COLLEGE AND BEYOND

There have never been so many tools at your fingertips, but understanding how to use technology to become a better student requires guidance. Project Reboot will show you how to leverage the most impactful tools the internet has to offer. 

TOPICS INCLUDE:

  • Implementing the Project Reboot Notion template to work more effectively on the right things at the right time

  • Managing your calendar like an expert

  • Building a system for discovering, consuming, capturing, and organizing information to supercharge your learning

AN INTENTIONAL RELATIONSHIP WITH SOCIAL MEDIA

Through a series of exercises, discussions, and lectures, Project Reboot will guide you to a set of informed intentions for your relationship with social media, as well as provide you with the resources, support, and accountability mechanisms necessary to stick to the intentions you set for yourself

ACTIVITES INCLUDE:

  • Analyzing how your digital leisure habits scale over time

  • Learning about the dynamics and effects of the attention economy

  • Discussing the pros and cons of social media with peers

  • Setting weekly screen time goals

A COMMUNITY AND AN ACCOUNTABILITY SYSTEM

Sticking to the intentions that you set during Project Reboot won't be easy, but you'll have others to lean on. 

ALL PROJECT REBOOT STUDENTS:

  • Are assigned to an accountability group with whom they will work closely throughout the program

  • Will be added to the Project Reboot Community Platform where they will receive continued resources and support, as well as be encouraged to upload their weekly screen time reports, 

A DEEP UNDERSTANDING OF RELEVANT NEUROSCIENCE

Reshaping your relationship with your devices requires an understanding of how your brain functions. Project Reboot is jam-packed with science that will clarify why smartphone addiction is so common, how habits form and change, and how to learn effectively.

TOPICS INCLUDE:

  • How the internet impacts attention & memory

  • Dopamine & the pleasure/pain balance

  • Growth vs. fixed mindsets

  • Habits and neuroplasticity

  • Learning how to learn

DISTRACTION-FREE DEVICES

The configuration of your devices heavily influences your ability to engage with them intentionally. Project Reboot will guide you through a digital environment redesign that will make your devices less addictive and distracting so you can separate work from leisure online.

ACTIVITES INCLUDE:

  • Auditing notifications

  • Redesigning home screens

  • Implementing shortcuts to define routines

  • Reconfiguring browsers

  • Setting up commitment devices

Curriculum

Information
Critical lessons on the business model of social media and the fundamentals of neuroscience to help students navigate the digital world
Action
Hands-on activities and practices to help students interact with their devices with intention
Community
Peer-to-peer discussions and accountability mechanisms that help students build better digital habits together

A framework, not a prescription.

There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to healthy tech use. Rather than prescribing screen time limits or ordering them to delete social media, Project Reboot guides students to their own determination of how they want to interact with their devices and provides them with tools, strategies, and accountability to help them stick to their intentions. 

The Project Reboot program consists of a series of clearly defined steps analogous to the process of remodeling a house. Under this analogy, digital interactions mirror physical objects, and the constraint of time mirrors the constraint of space. The primary objective of Project Reboot is to help you develop a relationship with technology that maximizes the value of your digital interactions while minimizing the time they consume.

The Remodeling Framework

STEP 1: AUDIT

Analyze your device usage & how it scales over time

STEP 2: PURGE

Delete your social media & entertainment apps for one week

STEP 3: PONDER

Reflect on your values, goals, & intentions

STEP 4: EVALUATE

Assess how your digital interactions align with your values, goals, & intentions

STEP 5: DESIGN

Reconfigure your devices to promote intentional use

STEP 6: SUPPLEMENT

Implement new tools & strategies to become a more effective student

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR

Hi, I'm Dino Ambrosi

I'm an ex-social media addict with a mission to help others build healthy relationships with their devices. 

The internet has given us a powerful set of tools, but most people receive no education on how to engage with them in an intentional, constructive manner. As one of the first people to get on social media in middle school, I received no guidance for my online behavior. As a result, I developed an addiction that negatively impacted my college experience.

It took me years of trial and error to build healthy digital habits, but today my devices help me live a better life. I want to give incoming college students the resources, best practices, and the space to discuss digital wellness that I never had in order to help them succeed in college and beyond.

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Curious how your digital habits scale over time?

The average 18 year old is on pace to spend 25 years of their remaining life engaging in online entertainment

Sign up for the Project Reboot newsletter and receive a custom screen time report to see how your numbers compare.

CONTACT

Get in touch

Intentional Systems LLC

PO Box 1899

El Granada CA, 94018

dino@projectreboot.school

Tel: 650-867-2169

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