Ethical UX Design: Dark Patterns

How to bring Ethics into Dark Patterns
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.1 out of 5 (95 ratings)
3,514 students
30min of on-demand video
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Ux Design
Ethical Design
Dark Patterns
User Experience
Product Design


  • Ux Design
  • UI Design
  • Product Design


Dark Patterns are the unspoken and unethical ways companies use in their products and applications, to trick users into doing things that they do not intend. Things like, over paying, giving up information without consent, subscribing without knowledge etc....

What this class intends to, is to show how you can use them, but in an ETHICAL MANNER, that will not only respects your users, but will gain their trust. This is an important point to consider as many companies tend to use these tactics to trick the users in order to gain more information or even money from them and that is not the right thing to do. By knowing how these Dark patterns work followed with an insight on how to change them for the better, you will be able to create amazing user experience that will not only benefit your company, but will also create the highest commodity there is between the company and its users... TRUST.

So if you are concerned for your users and actually care about creating a good reputation for your product, this course is for you to do so.

I will be breaking down the selected Dark Patterns bellow and will tell you how to Ethically incorporate them:

  • Roach Motel

  • Sneak into the Basket

  • Spamming

  • Forced Continuity

  • Confirmshaming

  • Privacy Zuckering

Who this course is for:

  • UX Designers
  • Product Designers
  • UI Designers
  • Researchers
  • User reserachers


Ux Researcher
Ardavan Hp
  • 4.1 Instructor Rating
  • 171 Reviews
  • 5,497 Students
  • 4 Courses

Hi there

My name is Ardavan and i am a Senior Ux Researcher and UI Designer

I have rich experience in conducting User Research and working on products from, Fitness apps to Cryptocurrency and Finance applications

I hope to be able to provide you with the essential courses one would need, in order to have a smooth experience with Product design and UX.


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