How to avoid dark or shitty design patterns

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A short summary of a talk by Matt Danna, Head of Products at Fullscreen Dark Design Patterns and about changing behavior through persuasive design @sxsw

To avoid dark design patterns means to:

  • Be situation based – do not copy & paste everything everywhere. Build tools that make sense in the specific place and situation.
  • Friction – don’t spam your community like spotify does on Facebook with the music you’re listening to
  • Avoid unexpected results – don’t do it like LinkedIn, that grabs your address book and goes through the list with you, to help you find persons related to you. The first step is fine but don’t force a user to invite all the people not found in the second step!
  • Easy in, difficult out – don’t make it impossible to unsubscribe an abo or newsletter subscription

The easy way to jump over dark patterns:

Step one – Know your…

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