HOW TO USE THE CCS VISION PACK APP
The CCS Vision Pack App brings the power of CCS image card experiences to mobile and desktop devices.
Swiping through the card packs on a mobile feels quite similar to thumbing through a standard real pack of CCS Cards. So, the high quality reflective experience that is a familiar aspect of real CCS Card activities, transfers nicely to mobile devices.
The App offers users the opportunity to switch between various editions of CCS Vision Packs (2017 Ed, CCS Original and CCS Express), making it easy to add variety to experiences and work with participants who may be using real packs.
The App also provides the capacity to add annotations to card choices and to save and share visions.
1. Start Selecting Cards
Main Pack Screen
Swipe or click through the Main Pack to find cards that best represent your response using standard left and right swipes or buttons. Swiping expands the screen to maximise the image so you can focus clearly on the card. To return to the toolbar view at any time, simply tap the screen.
Move to screens that allow you to select between different CCS Vision Packs, enable pack shuffling and load your saved visions.
Show Next Card
Show the next card in the Main Pack. Equivalent to taking cards from the top of the pack. Note: tapping this button is the same as swiping from right-to-left.
Main Pack Progress Indicator
The circle indicator tracks your progress and direction through the pack. The top card in a pack will always show when the tick mark reaches the 12 o'clock position. The number in the centre indicates the number of cards remaining in the pack.
Touch the centre of the Progress Indicator anytime to jump straight back to the top of the Main Pack.
Show Previous Card
Show the previous card in the Main Pack. Equivalent to taking cards from the bottom of the pack. The toolbar remains visible. Note: tapping this button is the same as swiping from left-to-right.
Add To Selected Cards Pack
Add a card to your Selected Cards Pack. This is like making a little 'subpack' of cards that you will refine on the next screen. Double-tapping a card while in full screen mode will also add it to your selected pack. Note: you cannot add the top card of any pack to the Selected Cards Pack. The button will be disabled while this card is showing.
Goto Selected Cards Pack
Moves you to the Selected Cards Pack screen. The little number that apprears to the top left of the icon indicates how many cards you have selected. Note: you must have at least one card in your Selected Cards Pack to enable this button.
2. Refine Your Selection
Selected Cards Pack Screen
Swipe or click through the cards in your selected pack to refine your choices.
Back to Main Pack
Move back to the Main Pack.
Show Next Card
Show the next card in the Selected Cards Pack.
Selected Cards Pack Progress Indicator
The circle indicator tracks your progress and direction through your Selected Cards Pack. The number in the centre indicates the number of cards remaining in your Selected Cards Pack.
Touch the centre of the Progress Indicator anytime to jump straight back to the top of your Selected Cards Pack.
Show Previous Card
Show the previous card in the Selected Cards Pack.
Return Card to Main Pack
If you decide that you no longer want a particular card, use this button to return it to the Main Pack (it will be placed on the bottom of the Main Pack — just before the main logo card).
Goto Layout Screen
Moves you to the Layout Screen. If you have 10 cards or less in your Selected Cards Pack, this button will become active.
Why 10 cards or less?
An important part of any CCS process is to reduce your card choices to a consolidated set. The App allows a maximum of 10 cards to be selected before proceeding to the Layout Screen.
3. Order and Add Notes
Card Layout Screen
Drag and drop your selected cards to further refine, order and add notes to each card. Once you are done, you can move to the Titles and Actions screen to save and share your vision.
Back to Selected Cards Pack
Move back to the Selected Cards Pack screen.
Priority Grid Mode
You can sort your cards in either Priority Grid mode or Free Arrange mode. For some activities you may wish to place your cards in order of priority. The chosen order will be used to arrange your cards when you move to the Titles and Actions screen and export your vision. In this mode you can only position your cards in one of 10 locations — numbered 1-10.
To change the order of your cards in order, simply drag and drop them as you require — they will snap into position.
Free Arrange Mode
When this mode is active, you can freely place cards anywhere within the screen. This is useful when you are refining your choices or want to show one or more cards together.
Flip Cards to Reveal Them One-by-one
The Layout Screen is a good place to reveal and share your choices with others. When doing this, you may like to first flip them all face down, using the Flip Cards button. A single tap on any card will also flip it back and forth.
Double-tap a card to first show it full screen and then to add notes about why you chose this card. A card that contains an annotation will have a small green icon in its bottom right corner.
Return Card to Main Pack
Drag and release a card over this icon to return it to the Main Pack. Note: if you have added annotations to a card these will be deleted once it is returned to the Main Pack.
Goto Titles and Actions Screen
Moves you to the Titles and Actions Screen.
4. Add Titles, View, Save
Titles and Actions Screen
If you like, give your vision a title and subtitle to explain your purpose. Then preview for sharing and/or save for later reference.
Add Vision Titles
Add a Title and/or subtitle to your vision.
Save Current Vision
Saving a vision stores the precise state of the App at that moment. You can reload a saved vision from the Managed Saved Visions screen.
Warning: if you choose not to save a vision, all card selections and annotations will be lost when the App is shutdown.
View your vision laid out with each image and associated annotations. Then export to your camera roll to keep or share with others.
5. View and Export Your Vision
View Vision Screen
See your vision laid out on with images and notes in a shareable, printer-friendly format.
Go back to Titles Actions Screen.
Export to Photo Gallery
Export your vision to your mobile's camera roll or your desktop's picture documents folder, for easy sharing or printing.
If you have more than 5 chosen cards, a second page will be added.
A. Select a Pack or Load a Vision
The Setup Screen (accessed with the from the Main Pack Screen) allows you to change your Vision Pack, switch on shuffling and load a saved vision.
Select / Reset Pack
Clicking the Reset Pack button will completely reset the App to the currently highlighted Vision Pack and take you immediately back to the Main Pack Screen.
When the shuffle switch is set to ON, the pack you are using will be shuffled each time you tap the Reset Pack button. Setting the shuffle switch to OFF, means the cards will always be presented in the same order they appear in an unopened real pack of CCS Cards.
Note: you must click the Reset Pack button for your changes to occur.
Load a Vision ...
Takes you to the Load Saved Visions Screen.
Back to Main Pack Screen
Go back to Main Pack Screen without changing anything.
Find out the best way to use CCS Cards, some topics to try, and some important background info.
A click through slide show of the basic App functionality.
B. Load a Previously Saved Vision
Load Saved Visions Screen
Any visions you have saved from the Titles and Actions Screen can be loaded from this screen. Saved visions appear in the list view and indicate the particular Vision Pack that was used to create that vision.
Tap to select a vision and click the Load button.
Note: Loading a vision will replace the state of the App. This means that any selections, annotations or titles will be lost from the currently active vision session if they have not been saved.
Once the vision loads you will be taken to the Main Pack Screen. The main pack count and selected cards count will reflect those of the loaded vision. To modify or view the loaded vision, just tap through to the appropriate screens.
A selected vision can be completely removed by pressing Delete.
Back to Reset Screen
Go back to the Reset Screen without changing anything.
Connecting your App to your desktop for sharing
You can share your virtual card choices by simply holding up your phone to your webcam. For a better experience, you can also easily display your mobile screen on your desktop and then share that screen on regular video conferencing platforms.
Apple to Apple is a simple connection, Android to Windows uses Microsoft's free MyPhone App, and inter-brand combinations can be handled via third-party Apps such as Reflector 3 (for under $30).
- iPhone to Mac
- Android to Windows
- either to either (using third party applications such as Reflector 3)
If you use Zoom, you can also wirelessly share your iPhone or iPad screen in a Zoom meeting running on either a Mac or a PC.
Future App Enhancements
Proposed future features and enhancements
In later versions of the App we expect to offer plug-in guided step-by-step virtual image card experiences for a variety of subject areas.
For instance: a user may add a CCS-driven Career Empowerment Process, or a Peak Potential Self-discovery Series. These plugin experiences will provide guidance, expert topics and unique vision records.