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Dark Patterns in UI — What not to do to your users

I believe developers of any caliber and framework could benefit from knowing more about the power we have as developers over usability and how we can use that power for good.

In this talk, I will go over some very obvious (and some not so obvious) patterns that are used online to manipulate users. Understanding usability gives us a lot of power as web designers/developers. We should use this knowledge for good, rather than tricking users into un-intended behaviors. This kind of UX trickery breeds distrust in not only your web app, but the web in general. Come learn how to use your powers for good.

Alyssa is an Angular Developer Advocate for KUI and a GDE. Her two degrees (Web Design & Development and Psychology) feed her speaking career. She has spoken at over 30 conferences Internationally. She is a weekly panelist on Adventures in Angular and Angular Air, which have a combined following of over 16,000 listeners. She enjoys gaming, scuba diving, and has a newborn that fondly goes by “Mr. Milks”.

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