ONLINE: Evil by Design

Kansas City Tech Book Club
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Join us online for the next book we will be reading in the KC Tech Book Club!

From Amazon: "Learn how companies make us feel good about doing what they want. Approaching persuasive design from the dark side, this book melds psychology, marketing, and design concepts to show why we're susceptible to certain persuasive techniques. Packed with examples from every nook and cranny of the web, it provides easily digestible and applicable patterns for putting these design techniques to work. Organized by the seven deadly sins, it includes:

Pride -- use social proof to position your product in line with your visitors' values
Sloth -- build a path of least resistance that leads users where you want them to go
Gluttony -- escalate customers' commitment and use loss aversion to keep them there
Anger -- understand the power of metaphysical arguments and anonymity
Envy -- create a culture of status around your product and feed aspirational desires
Lust -- turn desire into commitment by using emotion to defeat rational behavior
Greed -- keep customers engaged by reinforcing the behaviors you desire

Now you too can leverage human fallibility to create powerful persuasive interfaces that people will love to use -- but will you use your new knowledge for good or evil? Learn more on the companion website, evilbydesign.info."

Amazon Link:
https://www.amazon.com/Evil-Design-Interaction-Lead-Temptation-dp-1118422147/dp/1118422147/ref=mt_other?_encoding=UTF8&me=&qid=

Feel free to still come if you haven't read the book or just read parts of it or read it years ago and can't remember anything about it. It will be a very laid-back discussion format.