Anyone come across this before?
"Normally when you think of "bad design", you think of laziness or mistakes. These are known as design anti-patterns. Dark Patterns are different – they are not mistakes, they are carefully crafted with a solid understanding of human psychology, and they do not have the user’s interests in mind."
Dark Patterns: User Interfaces Designed to Trick People - video
We've all experienced 'pre-selected' tick boxes for newsletters etc, I wasn't aware that it was called 'dark patterns' though, very interesting video.