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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Delicious tidbits: Persuasive Design

The following are articles in my Delicious library that include the tag "PersuasiveDesign."

From Forbes Magazine, " Jon Kolko On Design That Changes Human Behavior," An interview with Mr. Kolko, who is the associate creative director at Frog Design, a global innovation and design firm, and founder of the Austin Center for Design, a school devoted to using design as a means of social change.

From The Design Observer Group, "Design with Intent: How Designers can Influence Behavior." This article questions user-centric design and suggests new design practices that go beyond ease-of-use to a place where design the design fits "so well with user needs and expectations that it 'dissolves into behavior'."

CNNHealth's article "Self-help treatment effective for binge eating, researchers say," provides an example of persuasive design.

From Shelly's Pybop: "The Big Picture: End-to-End Content Strategy." I believe her approach is a big piece of creating persuasive design.

From UX Matters, "Three Reasons Why Persuasive Design Isn’t Enough to Influence Change." This article discusses the limits of design to affect behavior change.

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