We’re inviting you to nominate the most nefarious, overt use of dark UX patterns that you’ve come across over the past year.
This category isn’t about shoddy UX or not-terribly-exciting visual designs. This is about dark UX patterns being used to deliberately trick or mislead users into actions they might not have taken otherwise. It’s great UX, but for a terrible cause.
Our judges will then evaluate the best of the worst and select a ‘winner’ to be announced during the ceremony on Thursday 21 November 2019.
Submit your nomination below before end of day, Friday, 25th October 2019!
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2018 Dark UX Award
The winner of the 2018 Dark UX Award – as voted for by the audience – was… Amazon! Selected for using colour theory and micro-copy in their call to action buttons to confuse users.
Facebook Messenger (for attempting to access all of a user’s contacts) and Google (for location tracking) were our runners-up.