Different shades of
In this talk
The borders between persuasion and trickery
A few words on human behaviour
Achieved by creativity
Thoughts and perspectives
A Dark Pattern is a type of user interface that
appears to have been carefully crafted to trick
users into doing things which are not in their
interest and is usually at their expense
Manipulation and trickery are
in our nature.
By age four, 90% of children have grasped the concept of lying
60% of People Can't Go 10 Minutes Without Lying
90% of people looking for a date online lie in their profile
Humans are lied to as many as 200 times a day.
Dan Ariely : Our buggy moral code
On irrational behaviour and fragile morals
Cheating goes up when the money rewarded is placed
at a distance.
We have become accustomed to “grey”
persuasion methods in advertising and
Though we dislike these, we sometimes see them as
reasonable attempts to make a profit.
But are they reasonable?
Linkedin spams your contact
list with invites.
Linkedin spams your contact list
Apple makes privacy related
information hidden and elusive.
“The thing about Dark Patterns is
that you design them from the
exact-same rulebooks that we use to
enhance user experiences
Boiling it down to check boxes
HAHA.You don't know it yet .. we are going to send you emails
Would you like us to send you emails?
We think you should get emails from us
Just so you know, we are going to send you emails.
What about patterns that
have our good in mind?
Priming users to extend warranty?
To add a passcode to their phone ?
To participate.. donate.. spread a message
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