'Read me' or just tap 'I agree!'

How design forces us to be complicit in the biggest lie on the internet.

| Media, Science & Technology, Social media

There is a huge group of people at work behind our screens. They are called behaviour architects, persuasive designers or user-experience specialists and the power they have is enormous. 

That urge to keep swiping through your twitter feed? That is design. 

The way we all click 'I Agree' to the terms and conditions? That is design. 

Swiping right or left on Tinder? Well, that is design too.

We live in an online world of someone else's making and most of us never even give it a second thought. And actually, that is design as well.

Join Ali Rae in this episode of 'All Hail The Algorithm' - a five-part series exploring the impact of these invisible codes on our everyday lives.

In this episode, Ali speaks with Woody Hartzog, author of Privacy's Blueprint: The Battle to Control the Design of New Technologies; Aza Raskin, creator of infinite-scroll and co-founder of The Center for Humane Technology, and; Natasha Dow Schüll, cultural anthropologist and author of Addiction by Design.

Source: Al Jazeera

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