Phones are designed to be addicting

Oct 25, 2018 by

Phones are designed to be addicting

Are you constantly checking your phone? Psychologists have observed that phones are designed to be addicting, so you are most likely part of the majority that constantly checks your phone. Ever noticed how notifications and app behaviours mimic a slot machine? It’s all carefully designed to keep you checking.


There are three design elements that are put into use as a way to engage the user for longer periods of time. These strategies are tried and true as more people spend more time on their phones. Fortunately, there are strategies to combat your phone addiction too. Learn how in the video below!


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