December 14, 2012
I'm an instructional designer with a background in user experience, and I'm really interested in the factors that influence behavior change. Currently, the answer to the really difficult problems is to give people more information, but the problem is almost never due to a lack of information. That means that we need to better understand the factors that influence behavior, and how to help people make the changes that they want to make. I think we have an enormous disconnect, and need to figure out how to bridge that gap.
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Probably the most successful instances for me have involved changing my environment - eg creating a specific location for junk mail, to break the habit of having it all over the house, or designating a location for my keys, so I can find them again.
Hmm, there are a few possibilities, depending on what you are looking for.
My workplace is a possibility, though I'd need to know more.
I'm an instructional designer, but think that the really interesting challenges are behavior change ones -- where people *know* what to do, but need help doing it.