Dark Patterns

Excellent web site that shows Dark Patterns used by some legitimate sites to trick users.

Examples include misleading buttons that do more than you expect, opt-outs that are almost impossible to see, and added charges that sneak by without you having much chance to notice them. These are not strictly speaking viruses but ” … they are carefully crafted with a solid understanding of human psychology, and they do not have the user’s interests in mind.” The site refers directly to Robert Cialdinis work.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *