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

over 1 year ago from Nastya Grebneva, Icons8 Community manager

  • James LaneJames Lane, over 1 year ago

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

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    • Andrew C, over 1 year 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.

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      • James LaneJames Lane, over 1 year 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.

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    • A B, over 1 year 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.

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      • James LaneJames Lane, over 1 year 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'.

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        • Andrew C, over 1 year 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.

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