MEET NIR EYAL
Nir Eyal writes, consults, and teaches about the intersection of psychology, technology, and business. He is the author of the Wall Street Journal bestseller Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products. The book was also recently named one of Inc. Magazine’s “Top 10 Marketing Books of 2014″ and “one of the best business books of the year” by Goodreads. Nir founded two tech companies since 2003 and has taught at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford.
Nir is also an advisor to several Bay Area start-ups, venture capitalists, and incubators. In addition to blogging at NirAndFar.com, Nir is a contributing writer for Forbes, TechCrunch, and Psychology Today.
Nir attended The Stanford Graduate School of Business and Emory University.
Consumer Behavior/Creating Habit Forming Products
Why do some products capture widespread attention while others flop? What makes us engage with certain products out of sheer habit? Is there a pattern underlying how technologies hook us? Nir Eyal answers these questions (and many more) by explaining the Hook Model—a four-step process embedded into the products of many successful companies to subtly encourage customer behavior.
Business, Behavior, and the Brain
Nir builds, studies, writes and speaks about products and ideas that move people. In an age of ever-increasing distractions, quickly creating customer habits is an important characteristic of successful products. How do companies create products people use every day? What are the secrets of building services customers love? How can designers create products compelling enough to “hook” users? Nir Eyal, the author of Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products, has constructed a practical framework for designing better products. The framework gives product managers, designers, and marketers a new way for thinking of the necessary components of changing user behavior. Nir will share the tactics companies like Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, Whatsapp, and Twitter use to drive engagement.