Dark Patterns – User Interfaces Designed to Trick People

by Vishal Mehta on August 30, 2013

in Design, People, User Interface

UI Anti-Pattern or Dark Patterns

Interesting insights from the site: DarkPatterns.org

“A Dark Pattern is a type of user interface that appears to have been carefully crafted to trick users into doing things, such as buying insurance with their purchases or signing up for recurring bills.”

The site features a Slideshare presentation, shared below, and is host to several crowd-sourced dark patterns. If you know of something that fits the bill, go ahead and support this community with your finding: submissions@darkpatterns.org

Vishal Mehta

Vishal Mehta

Vishal Mehta is a usability professional who loves to play chess and has a strong eye for details. He's also the CEO of IDYeah Creations, a UX practice in Pune, India. Vishal is also a guest blogger on UXBooth, Technorati, BlogCritics, and SAP Community Network.

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