Lenses

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The eight lenses are a way of grouping the cards according to different kinds of disciplinary 'worldview' or fields of research. The original idea was that an architect might approach influencing behaviour by instinctively proposing ideas from the Architectural lens, an ergonomist by using ideas from Errorproofing, and so on. But in fact this is a very loose taxonomy and a number of the cards would fit happily in other lenses. It is more of a convenience grouping than anything rigorous, so please don't take it too seriously. It's the gambits or patterns themselves which are more important.

Angles | Converging & diverging | Conveyor belts | Feature deletion | Hiding things | Material properties | Mazes | Pave the cowpaths | Positioning | Roadblock | Segmentation & spacing | Simplicity


Are you sure? | Choice editing | Conditional warnings | Defaults | Did you mean? | Interlock | Matched affordances | Opt-outs | Portions | Task lock-in/out


Feedback through form | Kairos | Partial completion | Peer feedback | Progress bar | Real-time feedback | Simulation & feedforward | Summary feedback | Tailoring | Tunnelling & wizards


Challenges & targets | Collections | Leave gaps to fill | Levels | Make it a meme | Playfulness | Rewards | Role-playing | Scores | Storytelling | Unpredictable reinforcement


(A)symmetry | Colour associations | Contrast | Fake affordances | Implied sequences | Metaphors | Mimicry & mirroring | Mood | Nakedness | Perceived affordances | Possibility trees | Prominence | Proximity & grouping | Seductive atmospherics | Similarity | Transparency | Watermarking


Assuaging guilt | Commitment & consistency | Decoys | Desire for order | Do as you’re told | Emotional engagement | Expert choice | Framing | Habits | Personality | Provoke empathy | Reciprocation | Rephrasing & renaming | Scarcity | Social proof


Anchoring | Antifeatures & crippleware | Bundling | Degrading performance | First one free | Forced dichotomy | Format lock-in/out | Functional obsolescence | I cut, you choose | Poison pill | Serving suggestion | Slow/no response | Style obsolescence | Worry resolution


Coercive atmospherics | Peerveillance | Sousveillance | Surveillance | Threat of injury | Threat to property | What you can do | What you have | What you know | What you’ve done | Where you are | Who or what you are



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