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How to Use Social Technology and Triggers to Form Sun Protection Habits

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  1. 1. Introduction spf stalker How to Use Social Technology and Triggers to Form Sun Protection Habits Stephanie Carter & Yin Yin Wu habits.stanford.edu . April 17-May 2, 2010
  2. 2. Phase 1 (of 2): Selecting a good user & creating a powerful trigger Encourage ten college students living in the same dorm to develop the habit of wearing SPF lip balm Students were selected because they were motivated to wear SPF lip balm as long as it was simple, which in this case primarily meant that it had to be provided. They are all on facebook, providing a technology medium for triggers. They are all in a common social network and therefore influence each other’s daily habits and behaviors.
  3. 3. Phase 1 Technology: Tag participants in funny, personal facebook images that will remind them to wear SPF lip balm. Why this way? At the least, facebook tagging gets 100% of those tagged to click through and view the image. Every additional time the user is tagged, s/he sees the set of photos with SPF lip balm imagery. Regardless of the user’s feelings towards the campaign, the passive visual reminder is a light-hearted and consistent reminder of what to do. 3
  4. 4. Phase 1 Users are tagged in iconic and personally relevant images in which SPF lip balm has been inserted
  5. 5. Phase 1 Findings, Part 1: Unusual images are memorable I love t he betwee contrast nt lip balm he pink a black/w nd hite im -Daphn age e Som are e of t h ima so rid e pict ic u ver ges ar ulous res yw ea ell rtis . The -Li done! tically lly
  6. 6. Phase 1 Findings, Part 2: Odd images can lose people Don’t make me unfriend you… Is there a subliminal message for me to exercise? Pressure to be cool: de-tagging from images
  7. 7. Phase 1 What worked People vividly remember the funny lip balm imagery Product placement Facebook newsfeed alerts friends, creates social pressure What didn’t work Facebook tagging time of day did not always correlate with a good time to apply lip balm ‣ a more timely trigger is needed Many people don’t get facebook notification emails so the response to photo tagging was not instant ‣ a physical reminder is needed for when the reminder is not present
  8. 8. Phase 2 (of 2): Improving the trigger Introducing gum/mints, the action triggers
  9. 9. Phase 2 Technology: Develop an association between gum/mints and SPF lip balm by taping lip balm to packets of gum/mints Why this way? During the day, after eating, many people pop in some gum or mints. Daytime is the proper time to trigger SPF lip balm application, and after meals, people are more willing to put something with flavor on their lips. The attachment of the item to be used (the SPF lip balm) to a physical trigger (the gum/mints) is training wheels for habit formation. Eventually, the user will naturally apply SPF lip balm after meals or whenever they chew gum or eat mints, even though it is not physically attached to the gum/mints.
  10. 10. Phase 2 Findings Part 1: Funny and tasteful online triggers that ask an easy question have a low barrier to entry and will generate discussion
  11. 11. Phase 2 Findings Part 2: Online Triggers are hard to avoid and their redundancy serves as a frequent and constant reminder
  12. 12. Conclusion: User feedback, future compliance, next steps, summary What were your impressions of spf stalker? “I felt guilty whenever I didn’t wear SPF lip balm because I would see all these updates on facebook reminding me that my friends are wearing lip balm” “I normally don’t wear lip balm, but I now wear it 3-4 times a week. It’s hard to ignore the message when you see it everyone on facebook” “I love to chew gum- and you can’t ignore the lip balm when it’s on the gum package”
  13. 13. Responses Conclusion Will you continue wearing SPF lip balm? “I probably won’t continue Yes 6 because I don’t like the taste” 3 Maybe 1 No “It’s easy” “It’s still attached to my gum” “My lips feel better… and I’m used to putting it on whenever I take out my TARGET THE “MAYBES” gum” IN FUTURE STUDIES
  14. 14. Conclusion The Future 1. Easier and more natural way to attach lip balm to gum “How do I put on the lip balm if its attached to gum?” 2. Match frequency of use “I’ll chew through this pack in two days” 3. Does SPF lip balm use translate to SPF sunscreen use? “This probably wouldn’t encourage me to wear sunscreen because I just don’t get burned”
  15. 15. Conclusion Summary A well-timed physical trigger (gum/mints) and tasteful but funny facebook photo tagging led to the beginning of what could be true habit formation in the application of SPF lip balm. + =