Designed Inconveniences: UX Patterns That Can’t Be Taught
Juan J. Ramirez

The examples you mentioned, particularly the ones regarding Facebook, are so powerful because of the layers of interface one has to dig through simply to turn off notifications — most users won’t make that extra effort to turn them off, so they continue to be bombarded with those designed (albeit small) inconveniences.

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