As someone that works a lot in the area of web design trends and patterns, I was intrigued when I stumbled upon the concept of Dark Patterns. The presentation below by Harry Brignull of 90percentofeverything.com shows us how design has been leveraged for evil rather than good. He’s identified a number of bad design trends—Dark Patterns—that have their roots in deception. This is a real eye-opener:
You can learn good web design and information architecture with Brian Miller in his upcoming HOW U class—it starts April 2!