Using technology to create habits

There are four steps to creating habits, says BJ Fogg who runs the persuasive technology lab at Stanford University and is author of Persuasive Technology: Using Computers to Change What We Think and Do.

Speaking at a persuasive design conference in Belgium a couple of years ago, Fogg shared four steps to creating habits. They are:

  1. Find the smallest behaviour that matters
  2. Work out where to out this in your daily routine
  3. Train the sequence – ie keep at it on a regular basis
  4. Allow the full behaviour to emerge.

Fogg’s work was mentioned at yesterday’s Epic compliance training event by director of learning Imogen Casbourne.

Listen to our interview with BJ Fogg on creating habits:

 

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