B.J. Fogg
Director of Research and Design


  • Technology and learning

B.J. Fogg directs the Persuasive Tech Lab at Stanford University. A psychologist and innovator, he devotes half of his time to industry projects. His work empowers people to think clearly about the psychology of persuasion and then to convert those insights into real-world outcomes. Fogg has created a new model of human behavior change, which guides research and design. Drawing on these principles, his students created Facebook apps that motivated over 16 million user installations in 10 weeks. He is the author of “Persuasive Technology: Using Computers to Change What We Think and Do,” a book that explains how computers can motivate and influence people. Fogg is also the co-editor of “Mobile Persuasion,”as well as “Texting 4 Health.” Fortune Magazine selected Fogg as one of the 10 New Gurus You Should Know.