Behavior Design; Map Key Behaviors by being Uncomfortably Specific: Kristen Berman – S10E5

Behavior Design; Map Key Behaviors by being Uncomfortably Specific: Kristen Berman – S10E5


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This week, I had the pleasure of speaking with Kristen Berman. She’s a behavioral scientist, CEO, and co-founder of Irrational Labs, helping teams apply behavioral design research to their products and services.

We covered multiple ways to think about behavior design, like studying the physical environment in which decisions are made, resolving conflicts with established metrics, and mapping customers’ path to your desired behavior using what Kristen calls “getting uncomfortably specific”.

Long-time listeners know that any day I get to geek out about behavioral design with an expert is a good day, so naturally, this episode was as fun as it was educational. Enjoy!

About Kristen Berman

Kristen is the co-founder of Irrational Labs, a behavioral economics product design company, with author and professor Dan Ariely. Irrational Labs has worked with hundreds of companies to increase the health, wealth, and happiness of users. Kristen also co-founded Common Cents Lab, a Duke University initiative dedicated to improving the financial well-being for low to middle Americans. Under Kristen’s leadership, Common Cents launched over 50 experiments with companies, positively impacting tens of thousands of people. She was on the founding team of the behavioral economics group at Google, a group that touched over 26 teams across Google, and she hosted one of the top behavioral change conferences globally, StartupOnomics.

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Mary Drumond

Mary Drumond

Mary Drumond is Chief Marketing Officer at Worthix, the world's first cognitive dialogue technology, and host of the Voices of Customer Experience Podcast. Originally a passion project, the podcast runs weekly and features some of the most influential CX thought-leaders, practitioners and academia on challenges, development and the evolution of CX.



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