Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Something about addiction and flow

So flow is good, right?

Well, sometimes, yes, unless you're addicted to slot machines. Or online games. Or Facebook, or e-commerce sites, or really anything else unproductive.

So if you were, say, starting out on some research that could probably be pretty well defined by "make your computing experience more flowy"... how can you motivate that better so it's actually about making your life better, and not just faster? Google gets away with worshipping speed and fluidity because faster page loads means more internet use, which means more money for them, but the rest of us are not optimizing for money.