The Dark side of UI

August 20th, 2010 | Posted in Blog, design, Usability | Comments Off on The Dark side of UI

I came across an interesting topic this week in regard to website usability and specifically the use of bad usability that is designed intentionally to confuse and trick users. These interfaces are known as “Dark Patterns”

And this is not just the realm of cheap and dodgy websites but big brand names that mislead users into doing things that they did not intend.

Check out this site that containing a list of the most common Dark Patterns.

http://darkpatterns.org