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WHO report on children and the need for more activity

Last week the World Health Organization (WHO) released a report about physical activity, sleep and screen time for children under ...

Center for Humane Technology Presents, Humane: A New Agenda for Tech

Brain hacking, tech addiction, social isolation, polarization… how can we make meaningful change? According to Tristan Harris, technology is currently ...

The effects of technology and screens on child development

Technology and screens have great potential to assist and improve education, but they need to be managed properly and used ...

Celebrating the National day of Unplugging

Turn off your phone and connect with people for the National Day of Unplugging, a 24-hour global hiatus from technology ...

STUDIES

WHO report on children and the need for more activity

Last week the World Health Organization (WHO) released a report about physical activity, sleep and screen time for children under ...

People with Internet addiction react the worst when WiFi off.

If you feel frustrated when your WiFi connection stops working, It could be because of your personality. When digital technology ...

New study on the associations between screen time and lower psychological well-being among children and adolescents

According to a new population-level study, children and teens who spend more hours with their faces in front of a ...

Bright light and sleepless night for preschool children

It is known that humans are very sensitive to the effect of light however this hasn’t being examined in young ...

BEHAVIORAL DESIGN  

 

It’s a framework for intentionally and systematically changing human behavior through persuasive modifications of the physical and digital environment.

Framework

It describes and predicts how and why people behave the way they do. It’s also a set of practices for changing those behaviors.

Intentional

Design and thinking tools are deliberately used to achieve specific behavioral outcomes.

Systematic

Methods and ideas come from observations and experiments in psychology, neuroscience, and behavioral economics.They explain how to achieve certain predictable behavior changes.

Change

It is all about behavior change. Tools are used  to increase or decrease behavior frequency, make people start or stop doing something, doing it once or often.

Persuasion

It uses insights about how the brain operates as strategies for persuading people to change their behaviors.

Environment

When you use your smartphone app, the environment is your app’s user interface. Behavioral Design proposes tools for strategically modifying how these environments look and feel and how they respond to our behavior.

APPS TO HELP YOU DISCONNECT

SelfControl – A free Mac application to help you avoid distracting websites.

SelfControl is a free and open-source application for macOS that lets you block your own access to distracting websites

Forest – Stay focused, be present

Put down your phone and focus on what’s more important in your life …

Freedom – reduces distraction

Stop being distracted by your laptop. Freedom is the app and website blocker used by over 750,000 people to reclaim focus and productivity …