Behaviour design for COVID19.

About this app

I have developed a web app that will help identify behaviours that might help improve your daily structure as you adjust to working remotely due to COVID19. This web app is based on the Focus Mapping method, developed by Dr. BJ Fogg and described in detail in his book, Tiny Habits

More information

The project began by engaging PhD students and early-career researchers in a series of co-design sessions. These sessions had two objectives:

  • Discover what the group’s primary aspirations were during this period of physical-distancing
  • Generate a list of behaviours that might help them achieve this aspiration

Objective 1: Aspiration

Although conversations initially centred around a desire to be ‘productive,’ as we explored this topic we found that a stronger aspiration was to feel satisfied and excited by the work (and self-care) they did during the day.

Objective 2: Behaviours to achieve aspiration

The participants participated in a ‘magic wand’ session, which is a method developed by Dr BJ Fogg to ‘brainstorm’ a large number of behaviours that people believe would help them achieve their aspiration. After sorting and categorising the behaviours, we found that they were mostly behaviours that would increase daily structure. For example, waking up at a consistent time each morning, engaging in daily physical activity, working set hours during the day, and setting aside dedicated time to rest and relax.


Please note that this tool has been developed for a class I am taking at Stanford (EDUC 302 Behaviour Design for Coronavirus). The sole purpose of the information collected by this app is to further develop and improve the app. 

After you are finished testing the app, you can choose to provide feedback and/or an email address to be kept up-to-date with the progress of this project. The email will only be used for that purpose.


*If you are using a phone, please view this app in ‘landscape’ mode.


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