Are You a Moral Manipulator?

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Are we using behavioral design for good? How do we know? Now that we have the power to profoundly change peoples’ habits through technology, how do change behavior ethically?

In this short video, I talk to Amir Shevat, formally at Google and now at Slack, about a simple test for moral persuasion. Let me know what you think.

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Should We Worry About the World Becoming More Addictive? Q&A with Nir Eyal

Nir’s Note: This Q&A recently appeared on the 15five.com blog and it pulled out some thoughts I’ve been chewing on regarding technology, addiction, and our relationship with the products we use. I’ve edited it slightly and hope you find it interesting.

Should We Worry About the World Becoming More Addictive?

Question: Pokémon GO is all the rage right now. Can you talk about that in the context of a habit forming product? Is it negative or positive?

Hooked for Good: How Habit-Forming Products Improve Lives

Last week’s Habit Summit was amazing! It was wonderful to see so many blog readers and friends enjoying the keynotes — not to mention the Stanford sunshine.

Below is my opening presentation highlighting examples of companies changing user behavior for good.

Let me know if you can think of more examples in the comments section below.

BTW – If you couldn’t attend the Habit Summit, you can get a video pass to see all the talks you missed here: http://HabitSummitVideoPass.eventbrite.com

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