I haven’t sent a message to you since I joined this forum because I am very blessed by this app. It’s been instrumental in a lot of positive changes for me. So thank you:D
I’m going to suggest a change that has to do with the latest update. I noticed a difference in badge titles. 0-1 day is called ‘prisoner’, day 1-2 ‘slave’ and day 2-3 is ‘servant’. I want to suggest that these be rectified since we are not slaves to this addiction. Neither are we prisoners or servants to it. We are set free and that’s the mindset that we want to cultivate.
The psychology of making this habit stick is clear that the initial days are much harder to cross than once you have a rhythm going. And to have a demotivating title is only causing further struggle.
The badge is something we want to wear with pride. And it should ideally be extremely satisfying to know that we made it past the 0 hour. That’s already an awful place to be and the app is meant to encourage users to increase their streak.
Finally, I’m a UX designer by profession so I approach this with a technical view, and I do believe there is merit in what I’m suggesting. I would recommend positive titles such as ‘camper’/‘mover’, ‘migrant’/‘entrant’, and ‘settler’. These suggest that we’re moving from the old into the new. From there we can become ‘peasants’ and ‘commoners’ and finally kings and queens. Surely there are better ideas.
Since you’re following an old system of royal titles it might be hard to find suitable words but I think the bigger goal is to get users to move into higher streaks. So use motivating words and titles. People could suggest what other titles are preferred and you’ll have more words to choose from.
I hope this makes sense and it would be great to have a stronger motivational system. Thanks a lot again!
Current streak: 9 days
Highest streak: 18 days
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