top of page
gist inverted.png

Dark Patterns

The Beacon, Antwerp

Sint Pietersvliet 7

Free entrance

Our daily digital lives seem rife with dangers if you go by the number of recent scandals, legal proceeding or cookie permissions that are linked to our corporate digital overlords.

With this GIST evening on Dark Patterns, we aim to provide you with some key insights on how companies extract value from consumers/citizens, often at the latter’s expense.

These Dark Patterns are embedded in websites and apps and the business models which they materialize. Their mechanics are so subtle and opaque that it takes a trained and critical eye to discern them.

Come listen to our speakers and walk away with a better understanding of the digital power asymmetries that permeate our online existence and how adversarial and reflective design try to offer an alternative approach.

17.30u Doors open
18.00u: Welcome by Gist

18.05 Welcome by Jan Adriaenssens
18.10u: Gunes Acar

18.40u: Lieven De Marez

19.05u: Sorin Berbece 
19.20u: Arnout Terpstra

19.45: Q&A
20.00u: Drink & snacks


How do Dark Patterns influence our Digital DNA? 

Professor of Media, Technology & Innovation at imec-UGent

Lieven De Marez

0 (1).jpeg

Legal implications of dark patterns. Get familiar with the main areas of law that are applicable to dark patterns


Sorin Berbece


Improving privacy choice through design:      How design for reflection can support privacy self-management

Ph.D. student Institute of Law, Technology & Society, Tilburg University

Arnout Terpstra


Dark Patterns at Scale: Findings from a Crawl of 11K Shopping Websites

Postdoctoral research fellow, imec-COSIC KU Leuven

Günes Acar 

Supported by

bottom of page