Monthly Archives: February 2013

Dark Patterns Vs Conversion Optimisation

Dark Patterns are user interfaces, normally websites, which are designed to trick people into taking actions that they did not mean to take. The concept was originally put forward by UX Consultant Harry Brignull as a way of exposing the work of ‘evil’ designers. Dark Patterns appear on an increasing number of websites and are… Continue Reading »

Flat Design vs Skeuomorphism from a Usability Perspective

If you’ve been following design trend discussions over the last few months, you’ll have no doubt encountered the debate around flat design vs. skeuomorphism. The debate appears to be particularly one sided with the majority flying the flag for flat design, whilst denouncing skeuomorphism as yesterday’s news. One thing I’ve noticed is that a lot… Continue Reading »