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Juan-Carlos F.

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San Francisco, CA

Member since:

September 12, 2012

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My interest in habits and rituals as a form of self-improvement generally picked up when I was first introduced to Buddhism roughly four years ago. I think the largest social problems that exist today are rooted in the unhealthiness of our society. Good health is the product of small adjustments and choices made over a long period of time. I want to understand habit formation and personal identity to the extent I have a fuller appreciate for why and how people make decisions to be healthy or not.

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!

No time now. But the gem of an insight I discovered was people evolve at the rate of the community they are plugged into, which is why I think habit engineering really boils down to engineering one's environment.

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

I already applied to this group for the business profile of transhumantimes.com. We have a feed of meetups that our subscribers would likely be interested in. But the same folks still hold: members of either or both the calm technology lab or the persuasive tech lab at Stanford.

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

There are several locations on campus that are available to students at no cost. I think the most attractive and accessible would likely be the Elliot Programming Center on Lake Lagunita.

Introduction

I'm a student at Stanford University and the iOS engineer for a personal health analytics startup. I think that creating a experience which affords users the opportunity to take on a healthy identity requires habit creation.


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