The dark side of interaction design

Yvonne Rogers, Margot Brereton, Paul Dourish, Jodi Forlizzi, Patrick Olivier

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Abstract

This panel will provoke the audience into reflecting on the dark side of interaction design. It will ask what role the HCI community has played in the inception and rise of digital addiction, digital persuasion, data exploitation and dark patterns and what to do about this state of affairs. The panelists will present their views about what we have unleashed. They will examine how 'stickiness' came about and how we might give users control over their data that is sucked up in this process. Finally, they will be asked to consider the merits and prospects of an alternative agenda, that pushes for interaction design to be fairer, more ethically-grounded and more transparent, while at the same time addressing head-on the dark side of interaction design.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCHI 2021 - Extended Abstracts of the 2021 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems
EditorsYoshifumi Kitamura, Aaron Quigley, Katherine Isbister, Takeo Igarashi
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
Number of pages2
ISBN (Electronic)9781450380959
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021
EventInternational Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2021 - Online, Yokohama, Japan
Duration: 8 May 202113 May 2021
Conference number: 39th
https://dl.acm.org/doi/book/10.1145/3411763 (Proceedings)
https://dl.acm.org/doi/proceedings/10.1145/3411764 (Proceedings)

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems 2021
Abbreviated titleCHI 2021
Country/TerritoryJapan
CityYokohama
Period8/05/2113/05/21
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Keywords

  • dark patterns
  • dark side
  • data exploitation
  • digital addiction
  • Interaction Design
  • nudging

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