We’re 3 students at a University in Sweden, and thinking about writing our paper on Dark Patterns.
What is dark patterns? Design that focus on brining in quick profit, at the expense of customer satisfaction.
We’re thinking this would be a great place to find more information and sources. So far, we’ve tracked down Greg Conti and Harry Brignull and their work is great so we’re hoping to find more like them.
We will be focusing on the dark patterns that are found in application installations (extra software-installation pre-chosen) and dark patterns on websites, such as difficult opt-out schemes and tricky opt-in/opt-out combinations.
We will NOT be looking at dark patterns in gaming and proximity marketing.
Darkpatterns.org and #darkpattern on Twitter are sources we’re looking at for examples. We’ve also found a few youtube talks with the gentlemen we named earlier that were very good too.
Any direction and / or pointers are helpful.
TIA Mats, Adam and Jonathan