006 Getting tricked online by UI dark patterns

In this episode of the Unusable Podcast, Andrew & David discuss “dark patterns” which are tricks that get customers to buy more in websites & apps. We talk about actual examples & get distracted on Wish.com by all the cheap tat from China.

Other things we discussed: - Ryanair insurance deception - GDPR banner buttons - Advert banners that try to trick you - The cheap tat on Wish.com - Dodgy sales tactics - Xbox One updates - TV with progress bar

Links mentioned: - Dark Patterns some examples to watch out for (Youtube video) - 5 Naughty Conversion ‘Dark Patterns’ to Avoid in 2018 (+ What To Do Instead!) - Wish.com

The Unusable podcast is presented by Andrew Waite & David Ball, who discuss the importance of user experience (UX) in technology & the world around us, & talk about great design that just works - or moan about it when it doesn’t.

Here’s the link to the episode: https://podcast.theunusable.com/podcasts/006-dark-patterns.mp3

Music is by Gold5472

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