Why do some products capture our attention while others flop? How do technologies hook us? Nir Eyal answers these questions (and many more) with the Hook Model - a four-step process that subtly encourages customer behaviour; repeatedly bringing them back without costly advertising or aggressive messaging.
Based on years of research, consulting, and practical experience, Hooked shows how to create user habits that stick. With practical insights and riveting examples, from the iPhone to Twitter, Pinterest and the Bible App, it's for product designers, marketers and anyone who seeks to understand how products influence our behaviour. It's the book Eyal wishes had been available to him as a start-up founder.
About the Author
Nir Eyal is the author of Hooked: How to Build Habit-Forming Products. Nir has distilled years of research, consulting and practical experience to write a manual for creating products people love. He has taught at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and Hasso Plattner Institute of Design. His writing on technology, psychology and business appears in the Harvard Business Review, The Atlantic, TechCrunch, and Psychology Today.
A must-read for everyone who cares about driving customer engagement -- Eric Ries, author of The Lean Startup
The most high bandwidth, high octane, and valuable presentation I have ever seen on this subject -- Rory Sutherland, Vice Chairman, Ogilvy & Mather
The book everyone in Silicon Valley is talking about -- Boris Veldhuijzen van Zanten, founder of The Next Web
Hooked gives you the blueprint for the next generation of products. Read Hooked or the company that replaces you will -- Matt Mullenweg, Founder of Wordpress
You'll read this. Then you'll hope your competition isn't reading this. It's that good. -- Stephen P. Anderson, Author of 'Seductive Interaction Design'
Nir's work is an essential crib sheet for any startup looking to understand user psychology. -- Dave McClure, Founder 500 Startups
When it comes to driving engagement and building habits, Hooked is an excellent guide into the mind of the user. -- Andrew Chen, Technology Writer and Investor
I've learned a great deal from Nir, and you will too. He'll help you design habits to benefit your users, and your company. -- Dr Stephen Wendel, author of 'Designing for Behaviour Change'
If you're serious about designing seductive products that sell, Hooked is the only psychological toolkit you'll need -- Nathalie Nahai, Web Psychologist and best-selling author of Webs Of Influence: The Psychology Of Online Persuasion (Pearson)
Draws on behavioural economics and neuroscience to examine why some products, games and television shows become habits, while others sink. This is useful knowledge for entrepreneurs, marketers and designers ... crucial to generating followers, viewers, consumers and revenues. It is also of wider significance * Financial Times Business Education *
Gives an overview of one of the most interesting battles in modern business: the intense competition to create new digital products that monopolise people's attention -- Schumpeter * The Economist *
Principles derived from behavioral science play an increasing role in software design ... Among the most influential is Nir Eyal, an entrepreneur turned user--experience guru who has become Silicon Valley's most visible advocate of habit-forming technology * MIT Technology Review *
A must read for anyone looking to start a company or develop a product. It provides four actionable steps to attract users and to ensure that they continue to come back. -- Firas Kittaneh * Entrepreneur *