In the season 2 premiere of Thoughtcast by Onething, Divanshu, sits down with Manik and Venky from the team to discuss a crucial topic in the world of design; that being ethical UX, and the use of dark patterns. We run through various examples, including Netflix, and talk about how the laws of UX are sometimes exploited to achieve business objectives and KPI’s. We then discuss the process of finding a balance between the business side, and ethical side of things, with Venky bringing to the table some real-world examples of where this decision had to be made, including Lokal!
All told, the discussion of ethical design is an important one. UX designers do hold a certain responsibility to deliver honest products to users, and the solutions discussed in this podcast may just help you on your own UI/UX design journey! Tune in to this episode of Thoughtcast by Onething now!