OFFGRIDME.LIFE is a non-profit organization whose goal is to raise awareness about Problematic Internet Use. With your support, we can continue to aggregate all the studies and newspapers articles conducted on PIU, develop information material and offer tips to have a healthier relationship with your phone.
Likes and notifications give us the need to check the phone frequently
Boredom is our worst enemy. Being hyper-connected keeps us busy
Content never stops
With infinite scrolling and auto-play you are saturated with endless information
Arbitrary numerical goals like the number of followers and shares give us an hormonal hit
It’s a framework for intentionally and systematically changing human behavior through persuasive modifications of the physical and digital environment.
It describes and predicts how and why people behave the way they do. It’s also a set of practices for changing those behaviors.
Design and thinking tools are deliberately used to achieve specific behavioral outcomes.
Methods and ideas come from observations and experiments in psychology, neuroscience, and behavioral economics.They explain how to achieve certain predictable behavior changes.
It is all about behavior change. Tools are used to increase or decrease behavior frequency, make people start or stop doing something, doing it once or often.
It uses insights about how the brain operates as strategies for persuading people to change their behaviors.
When you use your smartphone app, the environment is your app’s user interface. Behavioral Design proposes tools for strategically modifying how these environments look and feel and how they respond to our behavior.
Let’s take a break
Identify which devices you are using in order to take a break from them.
Tell people who are likely to contact you during the 24 hours what are you doing.
Try to invite the rest of the family or friends to join you.You can plan great activities together.
Reading, cooking, planning a game night, visiting a museum… there are many fun and relaxing activities you can do off the grid
Get a notebook to write down directions ahead of time. Use it also to doodle, draw or write down ideas.
Create a physical contact list. If you have a landline write down the numbers of people you may want to call.
Setup your anwering machine to inform people who contact you that you are Off line for 24hours.
Set an automated email response to tell everybody to invite them to try a 24h digital detox.