021 - Are You Afraid of the Dark...Patterns? (feat. Andy and Patrick)

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For this special Halloween episode, Andy and Patrick did what all designers do on Halloween, they sat down at a campfire in the dead of night just to tell each other about product experiences that give them the spooks. That’s right, this episode is all about dark UX patterns, the experience design that haunts its users to the bone.



  • Haunting tales that feature both digital and physical dark UX experiences

  • How dark UX patterns can effect users

  • How to recognize and avoid designing dark UX patterns


Although, dark patterns are kinda fun to talk about, they are no joke. Dark UX is user hostile design that only serve the business at the user’s expense. Check out some resources to get a better idea of the types of dark UX patterns how to avoid them and how to shame the companies the use them:


The next Lunch UX will be Friday, October 26th. Jeff Carter will teach us how to choose your design decline. Free lunch and venue provided by Instructure in Cottonwood Heights. RSVP here