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Hook Model Step 1: Trigger

Triggers come in two types: external and internal. Habit-forming technologies begin by alerting us consumers with external triggers like emails, or an app icon. 

By continuously doing this, we begin to form associations with internal triggers therefore becoming attached to existing behaviors and emotions.


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Habit-forming Technology

Habit-forming Technology

Whether we like it or not, and whether we've noticed it or not, habit-forming technology is already here and many apps are already using it on us through various devices. 

With what they acquire from us, this trinity of access, data, and speed further creates new opportunities for habit-for...


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The Hook Model

The Hook Model

The Hook Model is a way of explaining somebody's interactions with a product as they go through the four phases: the trigger to begin using the product, an action to satisfy the trigger, a variable reward for the actions, and an investment - in which the user feels that the product is more valuab...


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Hook Model Step 3: Variable Reward

Companies use variable schedules of reward. This powerful tool shows that our brains are surged with dopamine when expecting a reward.

By introducing multiple variables in effect, it creates a frenzied hunger state and it activates the parts that are associated with wanting and desire.


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Hook Model Step 2: Action

After forming trigger habits, the companies will leverage the two pulleys of human behavior: motivation and ability.

In order to increase the offs of a user taking intended action, the behavior designer must make the action as easy as possible while boosting the user's motivation.


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Hook Model Step 4: Investment

In this part of the model, the user is asked to do a little bit of work. This is the phase where: 1. the odds where the user will make another pass through the hook model will increase, and 2. the user's brain is swimming in dopamine so the company is now letting up pay for that dopamine.



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