ux field – Synonyms for Dark Design Patterns

A design pattern is defined as “a general, reusable solution to a commonly occurring problem within a given context”.

Dark design patterns are considered “dark UX”, but since patterns have an element of reusability, it’s possible to create a dark user experience without a dark pattern.

“Asshole design” is an informal, pejorative way of calling out any design that seems intentionally harmful. For those whose second language is English, it’s important to note that “asshole” is one of the most offensive words in the English language, and is not appropriate in a formal business context.