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Getting tricked online by UI dark patterns

Episode 006 -

42 minutes

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 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
  • Dodgy sales tactics
  • Xbox One updates
  • TV with progress bar

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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.

Music is by Gold5472