A personal project that began during the 2020 quarantine, a long-time Trekkie and collector of design objects used in Star Trek created this fun and comprehensive website of his findings. Star Trek + Design showcases his collection.
Bonus: You can also follow him on Instagram here.
Dark patterns are common in websites and apps we use everyday, but they’re sometimes hard to spot because they’re designed to deceive us. Through secretly obtaining personal information and making us do things we don’t want to do, dark patterns can create inconveniences or even serious harms.
Dark Patterns Tip Line’s mission is to change the status quo by advocating for stronger consumer protections and holding companies accountable.
Learn how to spot and report them here >
Here is my favorite quote from an excellent article by the good folks at UX Collective:
As a designer when someone asks you to “make it pretty” or “do your design thing” what they really mean is “give me a good signal-to-noise ratio.”
Worth the full read here >>