LISBON 10-12
APRIL 2014
LISBON 10-12
APRIL 2014

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Talks > Anti Patterns: the Dark side of usability and interaction

Status

This talk has been approved for this year's edition. Check the calendar for more information.

Language

English

Abstract

Usability (and UX, as a wider thematic area) has lately been gaining awareness by the Web community.
But while most of us are using it to improving our users' experience on our websites, some are using the findings of usability research and interaction design to trick the users as a mean to improve their profit.

As a two-edged sword, you may be tempted to use anti-patterns to improve your profits, but the main motivation is to teach you, as a Internet user, to identify and avoid them, and as a Web designer/developer to introduce inadvertently any kind of anti-pattern into your products or sites.

The keynote will:
- Explain what are anti-patterns
- Explain why are they used and why you shouldn't use them
- Show examples

Proposal date

2014-01-24 17:33:00

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João Borges
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As a Web/UI Designer I'm looking forward to see this talk.

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Tiago Rorke
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Very curious about this. Now I am paranoid that I may have been deploying anti-patterns sub-consciously. Look forward to it!

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Jorge Cavaco
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interesting

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Bárbara Correia
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If this talk is selected I will definitely watch it!

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Dany de Jesus Figueiredo
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Intersting, very useful in design.

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Márcia Pinho
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I'm very interested in this talk!!! Seems great to web designers!!

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Miao Sun
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upvoted

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Sérgio Laranjeira
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How about anti-patterns that become patterns? Ever happened with you? Great topic!

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Bruno Seixas
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It´s always a good thing to know and recognize the do´s and the "dont´s" so I am looking forward for this talk :)

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Ricardo Jorge Pinto Rodrigues
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very curious....nice,good job

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Interesting, let us see what comes out of it. Good Luck

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Mafalda Sequeira
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Reminds me of a Gulbenkian Tutorial on Online Information Evaluation (http://www.biblarte.gulbenkian.pt/index.php?headline=11&visual=1). Good topic!

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Rui Guedes
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I think this might be interesting. Upvoted!

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Miguel Fontoura
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very interesting to see the other side of the coin

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Pedro Costa
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Computer says no...

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Pedro Costa
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Computer says yes!!!

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David Cruz
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+ Sérgio Laranjeira, that's a concern too. Sometimes anti-patterns become standard practice (thus becoming patterns).
Sadly it happens. Mainly due to monetization needs.

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David Cruz
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+ Mafalda Sequeira, thank you for the resource. I'll read it with special care.

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David Cruz
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+ Pedro Costa, I see what you did here (^_^)

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Pedro Costa
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+ David Cruz, I did nothing, you saw nothing... (Jedi waving)

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Soraia Meneses Alarcão
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Finally something about Usability/UX stuff! :) I really hope watch to this one!

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Nuno Veloso
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+ David Cruz will you show some real life examples where we can use "black hat" to fight "black hat"? This is definitely something that should be discussed, as unfortunately I see this whole UX becoming the new SEO...

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António Pedro Oliveira Cunha Santos
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Simple abstract, pretty straight forward. Interesting anyway!

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Alberto Manuel da Silva Gomes
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I like it so much.

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Nuno Andrade
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Sounds really interesting.

I'm totally in on this talk.

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David Cruz
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+ Nuno Veloso, I'm intrigued by your comment of "whole UX becoming the new SEO...". Can you further explain.

Sadly, UX isn't an easy area to "black hat" your way through. The best way is be teaching the correct way and shaming those that purposely use those techniques.
It is an interesting suggestion and will try to include it.

I am also planing on talking about the mutability of patterns. How some succumb to the dark side by so called "improvement".

Tks

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David Cruz
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+ António Pedro Oliveira Cunha Santos, there are already too much jargon and buzzwords surrounding UX.

I prefer to be to the point, no smoke or mirrors, and let you judge ;)

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Nuno Veloso
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+ David Cruz, sorry it was late night, my sentence didn't make much sense.
What I was trying to do was a parallelism between nowadays UX "hype" and SEO "hype" a few years ago.

When SEO seemed (was de facto) to be *the main* concern for any website, with companies sacrificing design and features budget so they could have their god damn site raking up on search engines. People saw an opportunity there and all of the sudden most of web dev companies were "SEO experts", with no real clue of web marketing.

Nowadays I unfortunately see companies using the whole UX theme as a buzz word, mixing it too often with UI, leaving out the panoply of other subjects that are part of the UX field.

Hence I said: UX is the new SEO. Sadly. So, what can we do to fight it, and eradicate the charlatans that have been taking over and fooling everyone?

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Ricardo Nogueira
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I'll attend this talk if it is approved. I have worked for some companies with different mindsets, and i'm very curious about this topic.

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Tiago Reis
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I like the fact that you're heading to the complete opposite of the usual Design Pattern talk. I'm definitely interested in this one.

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