Dark Patterns

A session at World Usability Day 2013 Bristol

Thursday 14th November, 2013

1:30pm to 2:00pm (GMT)

Dark patterns are anti-patterns with a nefarious purpose - intentionally flawed designs. Carefully-crafted ‘bad’ designs; built with a pinch of psychology and a healthy dose of trickery. This is an introduction to this interesting, and often fun, side of web design and some of the methods used by companies to swindle and snare their users. This is not user-centred design!

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Dylan Thomas

UX consultant, Box UK

Dylan Thomas is a front-end developer turned UX consultant working at Box UK. Since moving to UX he's developed an interest in the psychological aspects of user interface design - what makes people think and do the things they do. He's also developed an unhealthy obsession with stationary.

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Time 1:30pm2:00pm GMT

Date Thu 14th November 2013


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