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Presented during SXSW 2014 on Saturday, March 8th, 2014, 12:30-1:30pm, Austin Convention Center, Ballroom A.
Whether it's Nike+ reminding you to be more active, Mint judging you for not saving enough money, or Gmail telling you which emails are important, everyday we're interacting with products and services that attempt to modify our behavior. For the most part, we consciously choose to use these products because of their ability to motivate or incentivize change. However, there are an increasing number of websites, apps, and devices that are not behavior changing technologies, but they have begun employing tactics on a micro-level to influence us, generally without our awareness or intent. Through persuasive design, businesses are crafting interfaces to meet their goals – goals that may be at odds with your personal interests as a user.
A practical presentation for designers, product managers, marketers, and researchers who want to leverage the power of user persuasion in their products, as well as consumers who want to better understand how their attitudes and usage behaviors are being manipulated though persuasive design.