People, Projects, & Praise
About BJ Fogg, PhD. and Behavior Design
The core system used by Behavior Delta
Developed by behavior scientist, BJ Fogg PhD, and his lab members at Stanford, Behavior Design is a system of original models (how to think about behavior) and methods (how to design for behavior change).
BJ is a behavior scientist, with deep experience in innovation and teaching. At Stanford University, he runs a research lab. On the industry side, he trains innovators to use his work so they can create solutions that influence behavior.
Find out more about BJ Fogg and his training opportunities here.
Founder at Behavior Delta
David Ngo has been helping teams implement Behavior Design since 2011 when he first met BJ Fogg, PhD, at Stanford University. As the founder of Behavior Delta, a behavior design firm, David workshops and brings consulting to teams that want to Behavior Design effectively, ethically, and facilitate positive change in people's lives.
As a digital nomad, David brings Behavior Design across the globe. He has worked with students of the Real Madrid Business School (Madrid, Spain), worked with Kyoto Design Lab (Japan), and spoken to a full room of over 500 people at SxSW (Austin, TX). His upcoming travels include speaking at the Digital Festival in Switzerland and leading consulting on Behavior Design projets in Vancouver and Ottawa, Canada.
In 2011, David designed and created the world's first Behavior Design major program while he was at the Persuasive Technology Lab at Stanford University. He has since worked with BJ Fogg, PhD., co-consulting clients with him, and co-leading special Snaptest trainings for BJ's Bootcamp graduates. David is currently co-authoring a 7-Part Expert Guide Series on How to Do Behavior Design with Dr. Fogg.
Past Engagements (Workshops, Talks, UI/UX Design Deliverables, Snaptesting)
American Specialty Health (ASH)
BJ Fogg LLC
Transformative Technology Conference
UNICEF Ventures (Kid Power)
a few Praises
for Behavior Delta + Founder David Ngo
DIRECTOR OF ADVOCACY + ENGAGEMENT UNICEF USA
David led a "Behavior Design 101 (and beyond)" presentation to my colleagues and me at the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. Not only did David offer a fun and engaging way to learn the key elements of behavioral design; he also demonstrated many great participatory/kinesthetic teaching techniques that ensured that we all internalized these key messages. As a result, my colleagues and I will never forget the premise of B=MAT (Behavior=Motivation + Ability + Trigger). His presentation has already begun to inform my own work and encouraged me to delve into the field further. The U.S. Fund for UNICEF is fortunate to have David Ngo as a valuable friend and resource.
*Our founder David Ngo worked with UNICEF as an independent consultant for this project.
PRODUCT OWNER - MUSIC PUBLISHERS, SONGWRITERS AT SPOTIFY
"David’s Behavior Design workshop was stellar. One day working with David saved my team at Spotify hundreds of engineering hours. Through simple, fun, and occasionally wacky methods; he helped us reach a level of goal-clarity that previous multi-day workshops fell far short of. In the end, the team stood to give him a standing ovation!
I’d highly recommend him for any team that wants customers to do anything."
PUBLISHER OF PRIMARY MATHS AT PEARSON
David is a hugely inspiring Behavior Design teacher and coach. He facilitated two fantastic workshops for me and my team at Pearson Education. We learned so much from him and he kept us totally focused on the task at hand so that we achieved a huge amount of work in a short time. The BD experiments that he then helped us to design were the most fun customer research I've ever done! I often think 'What would David say?' and find myself using some of David's favorite phrases. David is great fun to work with and has been a big asset to our project.
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT AT UNICEF VENTURES
"We knew we had room to refine our app experience, and brought on David and his co-founder for quick, expert advice on sustaining engagement. We got great advice and incredibly useful insights, but more importantly, their Behavior Design Breakdown gave us specific, practical recommendations that we could implement right away.”
*This testimonial was written for David's former firm, Simplicity Labs (dissolved).
CEO + FOUNDER OF THINKCERCA
Will Butler, director of Global Alumni of Unreasonable Group, sent David this unexpected message:
A photo of himself + Eileen and a quote of Eileen talking behind David's back!