After studying HCI and reading a couple of books, I found out that UX/UI is very strong manipulating tool in the capitalistic society in which we live in.

Is there an inverse method to deal with the constant bombarding of adds and the specific user design of applications which manipulates my mind in procrasinating for hours?


How can a use counter the UI/UX which aims to grip the user into an endless void of Procrastination?

How can a user counter the dark patterns of a UI/UX designer?

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  • Hi! Could you clarify what you mean by 'inverse method?' Something like Dark Patterns darkpatterns.org/types-of-dark-pattern may help articulate some of the tricks used – Midas Aug 13 at 11:25
  • @Midas Made an edit :) – Harton Aug 13 at 16:13
  • I guess the best way is to become more knowledgeable about the techniques and exploits used by designers who don't follow ethical design practices, so it is good that you are reading up about this. – Michael Lai Aug 14 at 1:06
  • I thought of that as well, if you want to know how to be white hat, you must know how to be a black hat, maybe I should read books on dark patterns to know when I am being exploited. Thank you :) – Harton Aug 14 at 6:29
  • I found Cal Newport’s book, Digital Minimalism, to be very helpful. google.com/amp/s/amp.wbur.org/hereandnow/2019/02/07/… – Patrick McElhaney Aug 15 at 23:17