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Mobilizing Research and Regulatory Action on Dark Patterns and Deceptive Design Practices, a CHI’24 workshop

Deceptive, manipulative, and coercive practices are deeply embedded in our digital experiences, impacting our ability to make informed choices and undermining our agency and autonomy. These design practices—collectively known as dark patterns or deceptive patterns—are increasingly under legal scrutiny and sanctions, largely due to the efforts of human-computer interaction scholars that have conducted pioneering research relating to dark patterns types, definitions, and harms. In this workshop, we continue building this scholarly community with a focus on organizing for action.

Our aims include:

  • building capacity around specific research questions relating to methodologies for detection
  • characterization of harms
  • creating effective countermeasures.

Through the outcomes of the workshop, we will connect our scholarship to the legal, design, and regulatory communities to inform further legislative and legal action. See the workshop proposal for more details and read the call for participation to contribute.

This CHI 2024 hybrid workshop will take place both in-person at the Hawaiʻi Convention Center in Honolulu, on the island of Oʻahu, and virtually, on May 12, 2024 (final date to be announced), as part of the ACM (Association for Computing Machinery) Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems.