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Matthew Talebi

My portfolio and research about accessibility, design culture and sustainability to make life a tiny bit easier.

Dark Patterns plugin

Dark patterns are when products intentionally hide key information or make it difficult for their users to opt-out/opt-in to a service.

The objective is to allow reporting of dark patterns and alert users of possible dark patterns that may occur on the website or application they are using.

You may download the plugin for Chrome, Firefox, or view the source code on Github

Dark patterns screenshot


I wanted to make this as light weight as possible, but also test the waters. The plugin uses a json file as the database to remain serverless, and the web form posts to a googlesheet. From the google sheet I have to manually input the data to the json file.