Bookmark: "I am Definitely Manipulated, Even When I am Aware of it. It s Ridiculous! -- Dark Patterns from the End-User Perspective"

Sebastian Greger


This study (PDF), based on a survey of 406 individuals, shines light on the fact that end users very much notice when they are misled by deceptive design patterns, yet they still feel manipulated even after noticing that.

The “set of interventions” suggested by the authors ranges from education and design to technical and regulatory means to counteract the omnipresence of these deceptive patterns.