The Dark Side of Design uses more than cookies to mislead you
‘Move fast and break things’ – an internal motto used by Facebook until 2014, describes in a nutshell how short-sighted business goals and fast-track development with skeletal user testing impact us as individuals, as a society and the design industry. Dark Patterns are everywhere and most of the time we don’t even notice them. Still, they take a toll on our physical and mental health and societal cohesion. So what are Dark Patterns and how do they actually work?