Is there bias between dark mode vs light based on Gender?

4 months ago from Justin Ma, UX Designer at Robert Morris

  • Chris Howard, 3 months ago

    Not seeing that in the real world. However, as the IT world is male dominated and, for whatever reason, IT people (especially coders) seem to prefer it, it would appear that men prefer darkmode.

    Personally, I hate it (tho my partner, prefers it on her phone). I find it harder to read unless it's done really well, and having a dark screen greatly increases background reflections which further make reading the screen more difficult. Generally, I consider it is a terrible UX.

    Darkmode was devised by coders working in darkened rooms, often at night. In that situation it's logical. However, in brightly lit offices or outside, it makes no sense whatsoever.

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