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The Dark Side of UX - 200OK

The Dark Side of UX - 200OK

User experience design brings clarity, removes obstacles. It rewards - makes us feel accomplished, successful, happy. Users are confident when using a well-designed application - as easy as turning on a light switch: [Buy]

Don't make me think: did I opt in? Don't make me think: was that a hidden fee?

We will explore the wild world of user manipulation. The Bait and Switch. Trick Questions. Misdirection. Confirm-shaming! Discover the latest ways UX designers trick their users, how easy it is to do by accident and how it affects your brand.

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Courtney Heitman

May 21, 2021
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  2. @courtneyheitman The Dark Side of UX HOW WE TRICK AND

    SHAME YOU INTO DOING WHAT WE WANT Slides http://bit.ly/200OKDarkSide
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  5. @courtneyheitman http://bit.ly/qubit-meta

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  7. @courtneyheitman UX = Psychology

  8. @courtneyheitman HONEST DESIGN AID RAPID COMPREHENSION “We don’t read pages.

    We scan them” — Steve Krug MANIPULATIVE DESIGN HIDE KEY INFORMATION
  9. @courtneyheitman HONEST DESIGN PREVENT MISTAKES “People tend to stick to

    the defaults” — Jakob Nielsen MANIPULATIVE DESIGN BENEFIT FROM MISTAKES
  10. @courtneyheitman HONEST DESIGN SHOW USER REVIEWS “People will do things

    that they see other people do”— Robert Cialdini MANIPULATIVE DESIGN HIDE NEGATIVE REVIEWS
  11. @courtneyheitman Harry Brignull www.darkpatterns.org

  12. @courtneyheitman • Trick Questions • Sneak Into Basket • Roach

    Motel • Privacy Zuckering • Price Comparison • Misdirection Types of Dark Patterns • Hidden Costs • Bait and Switch • Confirmshaming • Disguised Ads • Forced Continuity • Friend Spam
  13. @courtneyheitman A Taxonomy of Dark Patterns 1. TRICK QUESTIONS

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  19. @courtneyheitman A Taxonomy of Dark Patterns 1.5 – GUILT AND

    SHAME
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  22. @courtneyheitman A Taxonomy of Dark Patterns 2. PRIVACY ZUCKERING

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  26. @courtneyheitman A Taxonomy of Dark Patterns 3. MISDIRECTION

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  32. @courtneyheitman A Taxonomy of Dark Patterns 4. BAIT AND SWITCH

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  38. @courtneyheitman A Taxonomy of Dark Patterns 5. SNEAK INTO BASKET

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  61. @courtneyheitman A Taxonomy of Dark Patterns 6. ROACH MOTEL

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  68. @courtneyheitman A Taxonomy of Dark Patterns 7. FORCED CONTINUITY

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  70. @courtneyheitman FTC Blog: Accentuate the Negative http://bit.ly/ftcnegative

  71. @courtneyheitman A Taxonomy of Dark Patterns 8. FAKE ADVANTAGE

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  77. @courtneyheitman https://www.viagogo.com

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  81. @courtneyheitman Ends justify the means?

  82. @courtneyheitman Ends justify the means? 1. CUSTOMER COMPLAINTS COST

  83. @courtneyheitman Ends justify the means? 2. LEGAL LIABILITY

  84. @courtneyheitman Ends justify the means? 3. REPUTATION LIABILITY

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  86. @courtneyheitman BEWARE the power of the DARK SIDE

  87. @courtneyheitman Resources • Harry Brindall’s Dark Patterns – www.darkpatterns.org •

    Qubit Meta - http://bit.ly/qubit-meta • FTC Blog: Accentuate the Negative - http://bit.ly/ftcnegative • Twitter – https://twitter.com/darkpatterns https://twitter.com/suckyux1
  88. @courtneyheitman Thank you! SLIDES http://bit.ly/200OKDarkSide