SWARM is excited to be sponsoring season 3 of the podcast Cut Your Learning Curve, a podcast about learning and the intersection of work and technology. In this season Nate Cooper, managing partner at SWARM is joined by Eve MacKnight, Director of Learning to discuss topics pertinent to life and work in our digital age.
There is a focus in UX Design in making user interactions as “frictionless” as possible: reducing any additional steps or obstacles to take action. Another area of Product Design is building out rewards for a button pushed or a purchase made. All of this, carefully and subtly, build habits. Like so much of technology, these design practices can be viewed as either exploitative or beneficial, with dramatic, unanticipated consequences on both sides of the spectrum.
In this episode we also discuss the “wiring” behind habitforming, and how both social and structural support can make a huge difference in making lasting changes.