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

3 years ago from Nastya Grebneva, Icons8 Community manager

  • 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.

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    • 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'.

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      • 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.

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