Tag: design patterns

Dark Patterns in UI Design

We live in a society where people are praised for being clever. Whether it is in finding better ways to do things, or simply in being witty, being clever is lauded in our society. However, sometimes people are a little too clever and edge into behavior that borders on unethnical. Dark UI patterns are an example of this in the web space. Dark patterns are used to get users to do things that they didn’t intend to do through deceptive and nefarious means.

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API Best Practices

Designing a web API (or Application Programming Interface) that lives on a webserver can be very difficult. There’s a lot to consider when building an API. While we frequently try to simplify the process down to where it feels the same as making a simple library for our own use, this approach really doesn’t get us where we need to be.

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