Zeke Franco

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I posted to previous.delicious.com

5 Scientific Ways to Build Habits That Stick - 99U

Understanding how to enable users to met their goals is key knowledge every interaction designer needs to know. Learning how habits form is a good starting point. If you can get your users to habitually use your product or service both you and your users could be happier. Habit driven behavior is much less cognitively demanding. Spend some time thinking about what habits your users currently have and perhaps how you could enable new habits that benefit your users and your business or the company you work for.

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I ♥ this article on instapaper.com

Why Behavior Change Apps Fail to Change Behavior | Nir and Far

Excerpts: “When our autonomy is threatened, we feel constrained by our lack of choices and often rebel against doing the new behavior. Psychologists call this ‘reactance.’”

Unfortunately, too many well-intentioned products fail because they feel like “haftas,” things people are obligated to do, as opposed to things they “wanna” do. Schell points to neuroscience research showing “there are different channels in the brain for seeking positive consequences and avoiding negative consequences.”

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I posted to goodreads.com

Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking

Amazing book. Shares a lot of good research around introversion and it's benefits. Explains why some people look forward to quiet and a small group of close friends and other look for parties and lots of friends. If you ever wondered why you feel uncomfortable with small talk as oppossed to meaningful conversation or why you enjoy the company of others, but dislike loud parties then this book will interest you. Or If you're into psychology and sociology I'd recommend the book.

  • Author: Susan Cain
  • Average rating: 4.06
  • Book published: 2010
  • Rating: 5

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