Dark Patterns


Who runs the site?

The Dark Patterns website and Twitter account are edited by Alexander Darlington. This initiative is not revenue generating, so if you appreciate Alexander's work, please be sure to tell him. He's awesome.

Who started Dark Patterns?

Harry Brignull is the UX specialist who first coined the term ‘dark patterns’ in 2010. Recently, Harry has started to provide expert witness services for Dark Patterns. If there’s something specific you’d like to know about dark patterns, Harry welcomes enquiries - you can find out more on his website: testimonium.co.

Do you want to participate in initiative?

Use Twitter to spread the word about Dark Patterns. It's a really effective way to put pressure onto companies to stop using Dark Patterns.