I’ve struggled with getting organized for years. Recently, I’ve tried out lots of “Getting Things Done” (GTD) task management apps to help me change my daily routines. In the reviews, I saw things like “it’s hard to use, but once you’ve mastered it, it’s amazing!” (e.g., ThinkingRock, Omnifocus). That reminded me of a common counter-argument... Read more
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Thanks for everyone that came out to the Action Design DC meetup last week. And thanks to Lab49 for sponsoring the food and drinks! We’ve posted up the slides, here they are: Danny Boice’s talk on Persuasive Design, using examples from Speek: DC Action Design Meetup – March 2013 from Danny Boice My talk, digging... Read more
The second time someone takes a “new” action, what’s different? Why is it so hard for us to sustain a new behavior, like exercising, eating well, or going to sleep on time? A while back, I set up an Iron Gym in my house. It’s home exercise at its finest – cheap, good exercise, and... Read more
Folks, I’m developing a list of resources on the use of psychology in product design & development, especially on product-mediated behavior change. The list is far from complete, and I encourage you to add your own as well (send me an email or just add a comment at the end of the page). There are... Read more
Hey Folks, Last night I spoke at Jim Lane‘s NoVa UX Meetup, along with Alex Kalinovsky from CreamTec. I spoke about the method we’re developing at HelloWallet for designing products that help people change their behavior — Action Design. I tried something new, focusing on the iterative process and reusable skills you can use at various parts... Read more