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ash b.


Seattle, WA
Hometown: Philadelphia

Member since:

July 30, 2012


We are highly selective with admitting new members (~20% admit rate), so fully completed profile questions will get priority. What is your full name and LinkedIn profile URL?

I started DietPicture and BetterAT.

What is the nature of your interest in designing experiences for personal habit development?

No answer yet

Can you share a 5-minute personal story about a successful habit practice that's lasted longer than 100 days? If so, please give us just a quick synopsis!

Out of the things that have worked for me, the things that are the simplest and "scrappiest" tended to work the best -- Like making "calendar streaks". My dream app is something that combines the simplicity/skeumorphism of the streaks on a calendar as an input method with the "deep data/infoviz porn" of apps like fitbit or Without me walking around with a ridiculous device that's advertising that I'm a fat nerd.

Which (if any) relevant guest speaker(s) could you contact to speak at a future meetup with whom you already have a personal relationship?

Anyone from Limeade in Bellevue, WA -- I know David Reeves who runs Seattle's QS meetup group. Also, most people from the Design/UX profession are < 2 degrees away.

Which specific host locations (if any) could you contact to host/sponsor a future meetup?

I just (sort of) moved to San Fran, so I'm not sure of any places yet. We use WeWork as our space for the incubator that I set up (nReduce), and they're fairly comfortable with having us there.


I'm a designer and serial product builder. I'm interested in behavioral change as I've been reading about it for a while (Jonah Lehrer, BJ Fogg, Dick Thaler). Started BetterAt and DietPicture with habit change in mind.

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