We all have our addictions to some aspect of digital technology. For some, they can’t do without their smartphone, other people simply have to check their Facebook account as soon as they wake up, or open Whatsapp as soon as the notification chimes in. For me, I’ll admit I’m more than a bit partial to my laptop.
These compulsions for digital technology all exist but have you ever thought about why we get so much pleasure from our technologies?
In this episode of the Digital Mindfulness podcast, I have the pleasure of talking with Nir Eyal, and he has an amazing story to tell. Nir, who is based in Silicon Valley, focuses on the intersection of psychology, technology, and business and encompasses user experience design, behavioral economics, and neuroscience. He helps companies create behaviors that benefit their users, while educating people on how to build healthful habits in their own lives.
In this interview, Nir shares his secrets on how technology companies encourage us to keep using their products and how we can, and should, demand healthier and more ethical digital experiences.
Nir’s words of wisdom are sure to inspire you.
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Nir is a thought-leader in the field of behavioural design - the intersection of psychology, technology and business. He writes for TechCrunch, Forbes, Psychology Today and is the author of the book Hooked: How to Build habit-Forming Products