Behavioural Design

  • This is the application of the knowledge of cognitive neuroscience, behavioural econonomics and proven experiments conducted by behavioural scientists around the world to change human behaviour.
  • Within consumer behaviour, behaviour design could be used for successful new products adoption, habit formation, increasing sales conversions online, inshore, designing customer service and many more applications.

Fog Behaviour Model

FBM shows that three elements must converge at the same moment for a behaviour to occur:

  • Motivation
  • Ability
  • Trigger

Fogg argues that when behaviour does not occur, at least one of the three elements is missing.


The Trigger

FMB suggests, that a trigger is the key to changing behaviour, rather than just motivation and the ability to be able to do something..The Trigger, as Dr Fogg suggests, is a call to action.

Three types of triggers:

  • Facilitator -e.g wireless items, making it easier
  • Signal – e.g a sign that makes people do what you want
  • Spark –  When Frodo offers to take the ring

“Those designing persuasion should use the trigger type that matches their target users context, which combines motivation and ability.” Fog, 2013

“Using my Behaviour Model (FMB) as a guide, designers can identify what stops people from performing behaviours that designers seek. For example, if users are not performing a target behaviour, such as rating hotels online, the FMB helps designers see what psychological element is lacking.” Fogg, 2013




Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s