New regulations from the Government of India prohibit the use of 12 common dark design patterns. These sneaky practices are unethical applications of established UX knowledge to make interface designs that harm users instead of helping them.
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It seems a bit unethical to provide a summary of all of these dark patterns while also not linking to any of the scholarly or practitioner work on this front over the past 10+ years—including the pattern names themselves. Why not give others some credit, Jakob?
Also, the "skull" ratings without context or argument could do more damage than you might realize in ongoing litigation and regulatory action. How do these ratings relate to real harms or changes in user behavior as revealed through user studies and other empirical work?