Evil by Design: Interaction Design to Lead Us Into Temptation

Evil by Design: Interaction Design to Lead Us Into Temptation

A fun and twisted look at persuasive, interaction design patterns

If you're wondering how your mind works, why you're susceptible to persuasion, and how, as a web or app designer, you can exploit the twisted way everyone else's brain works, you've come to the right place! This fascinating book explores more than sixty persuasive online design patterns and shows you why, happily or unhappily, they succeed. Discover how we're wired for certain sales techniques, why we fall for them, and learn online design techniques you can use for good or evil. Melds psychology, marketing, and the art of design to explain why we're susceptible to certain persuasive techniques and designsExplores more than sixty design concepts and shows you how to replicate the same techniques on your own siteGroups chapters by the seven deadly sins?sloth, pride, envy, greed, lust, anger, and gluttony

Learn interaction design techniques - and a lot about yourself - with "Evil by Design: Interaction Design to Lead Us into Temptation."

Title:Evil by Design: Interaction Design to Lead Us Into Temptation
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781118422144
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  • Ahmad hosseini

    Sloth, pride, envy, greed, lust, anger, gluttony. The list of seven deadly sins provides a nice, tidy statement of fundamental human behavior. Each chapter in this book addresses one of these sins, po...

  • Karen Mardahl

    This book was not what I thought it was. It was a selection for my UX book club, and it sounded like a fun title. Without reading that much about it and knowing the context, I thought it would hold so...

  • Kit Sunde

    It's an okay book on creating incentives and getting users to perform the actions you want. As the name suggests quite a lot of it gives examples of morally questionable tricks that would be difficult...

  • Chris Branch

    Why would software designers and developers intentionally create software that is unethical? This book, provides, perhaps inadvertently, a telling explanation. Nodder presents and describes the variet...

  • Elvi Nissen

    I read this for a bookclub meeting. The evening's discussion mostly revolved around the feeling that it was a somewhat forced book.The idea of manipulating / directing the user by appealing to our inc...

  • Julia Kulgavchuk

    The book uses religious categories to structure dark patterns in design. Natural inclinations and curiosities of humans are archaically labelled as deadly sins and that terminology is used throughout ...

  • Joona

    An easy to read book that points out many tactics used by websites to steer and manipulate their users. Most of the insights aren't anything complex, pretty common sense stuff but interesting neverthe...

  • Minah

    Design is the process of persuasion. The persuasion process seems to be somewhere in tug of understanding and trick....

  • Tom Scott

    Very interesting, enabled me to improve some of my UX concepts based on the psychology in this book. Easy to dip in and out of and good for design inspiration....

  • Arash Narchi

    Great book to help understand the psychology and persuasion behind interaction design...