Dark Patterns

Dark Patterns:

Normally when you think of “bad design,” you think of laziness or mistakes. These are known as design anti-patterns. Dark Patterns are different – they are not mistakes, they are carefully crafted with a solid understanding of human psychology, and they do not have the user’s interests in mind. The purpose of this pattern library is to “name and shame” Dark Patterns and the companies that use them.

February 19, 2012