Ethical Design

Ethical Design is something that might get overlooked or ignored by some developers. There are many examples of “Dark Patterns” in the wild, and most of us have had to endure them for a very long time. Here’s a great list:↗️.


One that often makes me wonder if they think it really works is the confirm-shamer:

image of confirm shaming dialog box

confirm shaming dialog box


Our reaction: “Yes, we like deals, but not your kind…” Or, “We’re not willing to get the deals in exchange for our personal data and an inbox full of ads and junk.” Can you say “Do you think To be naive, uninformed, or unsophisticated, in the manner of a rustic person.we just fell off the turnip truck?

“Many business models thrive on ingeniously deceptive and manipulative digital products. Not because they have to; mostly because dark patterns have become such an accepted norm. But what happens when ad-blockers, cross-browser tracking protection and data regulation (e.g. GDPR & CCPA) become a norm, too? That’s when an honest, ethical design could be a competitive advantage.”


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