Dark Patterns

Have you heard of Dark Patterns? These are design tricks that use known flaws in typical human behavior to click on/do things that are good for companies and maybe not so good for us as consumers and private individuals. These tricks are designed to make it easy to do something we maybe didn’t mean to, like buying something or signing up for yet another email newsletter.

Alexander Darlington over at darkpatterns.org put this excellent video together – please share with others: