Excessive internet use has a bad effect on the quality of our sleep, diet, mood and productivity. On Offgridme you will find a selection of academic studies, newspapers articles and contributions from our team of experts on problematic internet use. Our goal is to start a dialogue among families, companies and institutions in order to raise awareness about excessive internet use.
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How Apps keep us hooked
Likes and notifications give us the need to check the phone frequently
Boredom is our worst enemy. Being hyperconnected keeps us busy
Content never stops
With infinite scrolling and auto-play you are saturated with endless information
Arbitrary numerical goals like the number of followers and shares give us a dopamine hit
Studies and News
Progressive Groups Launch Ad Campaign to break up Facebook, Instagram, Messenger, and WhatsApp into separate, competing companies.
The Conference on Behavioral Addiction held in Cologne, Germany from the 23rd to the 25th of April 2018 represented a great opportunity to get an overview of the latest research results on non-substance related addiction. Experts in the field of...
What makes some technology so habit-forming? | Nir Eyal | TED Institute Nir Eyal is the author of Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products and have taught at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and Design School. "About 40% of what you do, day in...
Having a smartphone nearby reduces cognitive capacity, even when the phone is turned off, new research shows. A team of investigators led by Adrian F. Ward, PhD, assistant professor, McCombs School of Business, University of Texas, Austin, conducted 2...
This book explains how different apps have been designed to be addictive. The more time we use them, the more personal information we give to be used for commercial purposes or to influence our political choices. "The tech industry needs a new ethical bar....
It’s a framework for intentionally and systematically changing human behavior through persuasive modifications of the physical and digital environment.
It describes and predicts how and why people behave the way they do. It’s also a set of practices for changing those behaviors.
Design and thinking tools are deliberately used to achieve specific behavioral outcomes.
Methods and ideas come from observations and experiments in psychology, neuroscience, and behavioral economics.They explain how to achieve certain predictable behavior changes.
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.
It uses insights about how the brain operates as strategies for persuading people to change their behaviors.
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.
1. Journal « Le Temps », 22 septembre 2017 par Serge TISSERON Vous avez un chat ? Vous recevrez bientôt sur votre récepteur de télévision, dans la plage horaire dédiée aux publicités, de nombreuses annonces vous invitant à acheter de la...read more
Doctor David Magalon, comportemental addiction expert, explain the mechanism of Game addiction.