Dark patterns: Crossing the line in design ethics

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3/15/2021

Illustration by Linor Pinto

Dark patterns are UX design tricks meant to deceive users. Here’s how to avoid them and design with users’ best interest at heart.

7 min read

A collection of web design pop ups, price tags and other attention-grabbing messages, titled “Dark Patterns”

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