Dark Patterns – How online organisations design to influence our behaviour

As part of Tech Week 2021 Andrea Curley, Lecturer at Technological University Dublin, will show us how ‘Dark Patterns‘ are an increasingly common occurrence on digital platforms including social media sites, shopping websites, mobile apps, and video games. At best, dark patterns annoy and frustrate users. At worst, they can mislead and deceive users, e.g., by causing financial loss, tricking users into giving up vast amounts of personal data, or inducing compulsive and addictive behaviour in adults and children.

Andrea Curley been a lecturer in the School of Computer Science in TU Dublin (Technological University Dublin) for over 15 years teaching modules in areas such as UX (User Experience) and Human Computer Interaction (HCI).