On ’deceptive patterns’ and wording
I deleted all occurrences of the adjective ’dark’ when used to describe deceptive patterns on my website, in a bid to be more inclusive and not discriminatory.
Whenever I share an article that still uses the adjective, there is a note pointing out the conversation around the bad connotation it has.
🔗 View the articles tagged under ’deceptive patterns’ on my website
Harry Brignull — the UX specialist who started the campaing against deceptive design in 2010 — changed the domain of his website. In comparison my changes feel minor but they’re nonetheless important: words matter.