Game design: dark patterns that keep you hooked

For someone who plays video games a lot, I realize how easy it is to get sucked into a game and play for hours at a time, but this can be a problem if you are playing a game INTENTIONALLY designed to be played for hours at a time.

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The Autofill Dark Pattern

A “dark pattern” is a deceptive UX pattern that tricks users into doing things they may not really want to do. In this article, Alvaro Montoro does a little experiment to find out how much privacy is taken away from users across three different browsers.

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Google Slides is Actually Hilarious

Perhaps like you, I naively started out thinking that Google Slides was just a poorly maintained product suffering from some questionable foundational decisions made ages ago that worshipped at the shrine of PowerPoint and which have never since been revisited, but now, after having had to use it so much in the past year, I believe that Google Slides is actually just trolling me.

Google Slides is Actually Hilarious | by Laura Javier | Medium

Death by a thousand cuts.

A few UI differences between Chinese and English apps | by Megan Ng | UX Collective

Growing up in Singapore, I am exposed to cultural influences from the West as well as the East. I use Western apps like Pinterest as well as its Chinese close equivalent 小红书 (Xiao Hong Shu). There are definitely differences in the digital products’ user experience and here are some of my thoughts:

A few UI differences between Chinese and English apps | by Megan Ng | UX Collective

A Meta prototype lets you build virtual worlds by describing them – The Verge

Meta is testing an artificial intelligence system that lets people build parts of virtual worlds by describing them, and CEO Mark Zuckerberg showed off a prototype at a live event today. Proof of the concept, called Builder Bot, could eventually draw more people into Meta’s Horizon “metaverse” virtual reality experiences. It could also advance creative AI tech that powers machine-generated art.

A Meta prototype lets you build virtual worlds by describing them – The Verge