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

Manipulation Matrix

Manipulation matrix from NirAndFar

In this short video, I talk to Amir Shevat, formerly at Google and now at Slack, about a simple test for moral persuasion and ethical manipulation. Let me know what you think in the comments below.

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For more, please see this essay:  “The Morality of Manipulation” here: https://www.nirandfar.com/2012/07/the-art-of-manipulation.html

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NirandFar is about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business. I call it "Behavioral Design."

I write to help companies design consumer behavior while educating individuals about behavior change and digital distraction. Feel free to read more about me here.

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