Nick Disabato on Dark Patterns

You may have noticed things have gone really quiet on this blog lately – let me reassure you that it is still very much alive. I’ve been taking a short break to focus on some very cool projects at Clearleft, together with fixing up a 150 year-old house in my spare time… and trying to get it all done before the birth of my second daughter. Phew!

Anyway, I’ve just discovered this presentation by Nick Disabato on Dark Patterns which he presented at the Web 2.0 expo in NYC last month. It’s very nicely put together, and contains a whole load of new examples.

It’s a pity there’s no audio, but you can download a PDF containing the slides with Nick’s speaker notes. Nick is also the author of Cadence and Slang, which Christopher Fahey described as “the book I wanted to write” – high praise indeed.