The Most Hated UI & UX Pattern of 2018(icons8.com)

3 years ago from Nastya Grebneva, Icons8 Community manager

  • A B, 3 years ago

    GDPR cookie agreement popups. Especially with a faux close icon.

    Really, is there any contest here?

    2 points
    • James LaneJames Lane, 3 years ago

      They're needed by law though aren't they?

      0 points
      • Andrew C, 3 years ago

        Needed by law doesn’t undo the fact that I don’t want to click a cookie acceptance notice to read every article I visit. Clearly the work of bureaucrats and lawyers.

        This def gets my vote.

        1 point
        • James LaneJames Lane, 3 years ago

          As I've said to A B below, I don't like them either. But it is a law designed for a reason. I think they could have gone about it a better way, but that's just not the way life is.

          0 points
      • A B, 3 years ago

        Dark UX patterns at work here. Just a few common observations:

        • No formal option to opt-out
        • Close icons that don't work
        • Obtrusive overlays that deliberately obscure content forcing the user to opt-in

        Struggling to see how this has benefitted the user, by introducing a formality of clicking "yes" and hence an extra layer of friction.

        0 points
        • James LaneJames Lane, 3 years ago

          I should have probably elaborated in the fact that I also don't agree with them. I think you're right about 'the extra layer of friction'.

          0 points
          • Andrew C, 3 years ago

            Yea I think your point is it’s forced by law. But we’re solely discussing its usefulness from a user perspective. It’s def a valid nomination for annoying 2018 pattern in spite of the law.

            1 point