Dear Loyal NirAndFar Reader,

Sorry I haven’t written in a while. Here’s why as well as a few quick updates …

1 - Why haven’t I written much recently?

Writing on this blog is one of the most enriching experiences of my career. I love connecting with readers and seeing how behavioral design can improve lives. The number of blog subscribers has exploded this year and I have you to thank!

But recently I had to take time off my writing schedule to focus on teaching a course at the Stanford Design School. Now that the quarter is almost over, I can finally get back to writing.

I have several topics I’m excited to dive into over the next few months and I can’t wait to share new essays with you. As I get back into writing mode, I’d love to hear from you.

What topics related to consumer psychology, habits, technology, and/or design are you interested in learning more about? What is the biggest challenge you are facing related to user retention and engagement?

Let me know in the comments section below.

2 - Habit Summit at Stanford

I’m over-the-moon excited to announce the upcoming Habit Summit at Stanford on March 22, 2016. Now in it’s 3rd year, the Habit Summit is the largest event of its kind.

I handpick every speaker to ensure you’ll learn the most relevant, actionable, and interesting insights.

You’ll not only hear from experts and authors like Peep Laja from ConversionXL and Jamie Medigan from Psychology Of Games, but also from practitioners and designers like Merci Victoria Grace from Slack and Ying Zhoa from LinkedIn.

It’s the perfect mix of theory and practice for anyone interested the latest on building products and services people love. Check out this video from last year to see what I mean …

Tickets to the Habit Summit are now available at this link:

NOTE: The Habit Summit always sells out weeks in advance and ticket prices increase as the event nears. If you’re planning on attending, now is the time to get your ticket!

3 - Designing for Habits Workshop in San Francisco

My friends at Cooper U and I have teamed up to host a full day workshop on December 15th in San Francisco on the psychology of engaging products. In addition to diving into how to build habit-forming products, I’ll also share brand new methods and techniques to improve user retention and engagement.

NOTE: If you use the promotion code “earlybird” by November 16th, you’ll get $100 off the course! Tickets available at this link:

Thanks for reading and more to come soon!

PS - Don't forget to leave a quick comment below about your biggest habit-related challenges ...