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Brandon M.


New York, NY

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June 27, 2013

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What is the nature of your interest in designing experiences for personal habit development? I am highly interested in behavioral research of current and potential customers. UX and UI insights, as well as learning about best practices in ethnographic user research.

Can you share a 5-minute personal story about your a successful habit development experience? If so, please give us just a quick synopsis!

One of the many issues I have is procrastination. Recently I've started to set alarms on my phone to focus for 20min at a given time of day to handle all to-do tasks that can be accomplished in that amount of time (generally small tasks). Often this is replying to emails, scheduling for deadlines, or first glance reviews of RFP's. While these often do not take much time individually, they were taking up a place in my mind and adding to a feeling of being overwhelmed. By creating this habit, I have found myself feeling more comfortable with a heavier schedule and able to think more clearly due to a better schedule. It's amazing what 20min will do. I also no longer need the alarm on my phone as this has simply become part of my morning routine. As I am new to the Habit Design group/concept I'm unsure if this fits, but it felt relavent.

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 would however be happy to contact colleagues in future as they become relavent to topics.

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

As we are personally moving into a 7500 sq ft. open concept office that is designed to host meetups, I would be happy to volunteer the Betterment offices on West 23rd btwn 5th&6th.


I am a Knowledge Pirate... working for @betterment focusing on Customer Experience and Product Development.

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