Deception by Design: Dark UX Patterns and Usability

Nadya Shalamova, Gustav A Verhulsdonck

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User experience (UX) design is heavily influenced by current industry design practices. As we conceptualize and rethink UX and usability practices, it is important to understand how business considerations influence how we interact with–and through–particular design patterns. While the goal of UX is to provide user-friendly experiences, UX designers may hijack usability intentionally to craft deceptive dark UX design tricks to influence user behavior in ways that benefit the business rather than the user. In turn, this presentation will discuss broader implications of dark patterns for teaching and researching usability and design.
Original languageEnglish
StatePublished - Sep 21 2018
EventLouisiana Tech Usability Studies Symposium 2018 - Shreveport, LA
Duration: Sep 21 2018Sep 21 2018


ConferenceLouisiana Tech Usability Studies Symposium 2018


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