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Category: Behavior and Neurosciences

Dark Patterns

Paul Boag has a nice series of articles and video on website conversions manipulative practices known as Dark Patterns. Dark Patterns and Aggressive Persuasion – 3 Reasons to Avoid!

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Choice Architecture and Nudges

Interesting articles. Should Governments Nudge Us to Make Good Choices? ” In the past five years several governments have begun to guide people toward making better choices—for themselves and for society—by using behavioral science research. Scientists refer to choice architecture interventions that push people toward a certain outcome as “nudges.” “ Why Are People Ignoring Expert Warnings?—Psychological Reactance “Increasingly, experts are branded cultural elites who snobbishly look down on the common man. This makes reactance a convenient way to stick it to the elites who are trying to stifle our freedom by dictating to the masses.” Ted Talk – The…

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The User is Out There Project

This website is a work in progress. I use it as a test site and knowledge base. That means, it is not done. I have over 20 years of web stuff stockpiled in various online databases and home computers. This website will grow as I cull and move the good stuff over here. If you need me, please email