Online lecture: Dark Patterns - How to see through manipulative designs on websites

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Tuesday, 7th of February 2023
16:30 - 17:30

Babelsberger Str. 18
14473 Potsdam

Cookie banners, pop-ups for newsletters, countdowns when shopping online, or registration forms for a new account - consumers encounter default settings and manipulative designs in many places on the Internet that aim to steer users in a certain direction. These designs are known as dark patterns. In most cases, the design tricks are intended to persuade users to make a hurried purchase or to give their hasty consent to the disclosure of personal data or, for example, to discourage them from canceling a contract.

In this presentation as part of Safer Internet Day 2023, the consumer advice center will show how varied the design tricks are and how you can sharpen your eye for manipulative designs. Participants will learn, among other things:

What tricks do providers use on their websites to entice users to take a certain action?
What obstacles are used to make user-friendly decisions more difficult?
How can I defend myself against manipulative designs?

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