Our friend Ben Tollady joined us in our Slack channel yesterday for a chat about that subject that fascinates all of us – dark patterns.
It was quite a different session from the usual ones we host, in that it began with something of a debate about what qualifies a dark pattern vs. clever design. It was really interesting to see where people stood on the spectrum of ‘what’s ok’.
We rounded out a great session with discussions on psychology resources, habit forming technology, and managing the expectations of stakeholders that push for unethical design patterns.
If you’re interested in seeing what we discussed, or you want to revisit your own questions, here is a full transcript of the chat.
Thanks so much for your time @ben . This was a really interesting discussion.
And thanks to the rest of you for your interesting questions and ideas.