Phones are designed to be addicting

Mar 27, 2018 by

Psychologists have observed that phones are designed to be addicting. Ever noticed how notifications and app behaviour mimic a slot machine? Or, how our perception of satisfaction is actually controlled by the eternal environment?

There are three design elements that are put into use as a way to engage the user for longer periods of time. The strategies are tried and true, as more time is spent on phones nowadays. Fortunately, there are strategies to combat addiction, too.

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