Dark patterns in action

Design should be ethical, or it isn’t design.

Intentional UI traps

LinkedIn: a frantic attempt to connect you with the whole universe

(as of September 2014)

Twitter: be incommensurably social

(as of January 2015)

Change.org: McDonald’s of petitions?

Lack of clarity

GoDaddy: good luck with your transfer

(as of November 2015)

Freelancer: hidden fees behind unsuspected calls to action

(As of November 2015)

Airbnb: suspicious anti-usability design choices

(as of November 2015)

Further reading on dark patterns

Design should make people’s life better. Designer and UX trainer, www.humaneinterface.net. Founder of UX Map (www.ux-map.com).

Design should make people’s life better. Designer and UX trainer, www.humaneinterface.net. Founder of UX Map (www.ux-map.com).