Come to the Dark Patterns

October 17th, 2013

Dark patterns are intentional content and design decisions in UX that tend to employ deceptive practices to trick you into taking some action. There’s actually quite a bit of psychology that goes into such design decisions.

I recently came across this website and presentation that details what dark patterns are and how to use them. While this seems a bad and evil idea (to train others on how to use these techniques), it is actually rather kind and philanthropic for the author to share this to inform the everyman on such techniques in order to Read the rest of this entry »