Snippet from the next article on the field of design:
“There is no field more dangerous than design.
Illusive design – a term I coined originating from the side effects of capitalism, is a distorted reminder that uses deception or enables self-deception to deplete our motivation through dopamine overstimulation, exploit our emotions through social status play and elevate cognitive distortions modifying our world view preventing us from realizing our legend.
From the author of dark patterns:
Deceptive patterns (also known as “dark patterns”) are tricks used in websites and apps that make you do things that you didn’t mean to, like buying or signing up for something.
The definition of an illusive act and a deceptive one differ. Deception implies an instance to mislead whereas an illusive act is a distortion of the senses. The first argument is that a dark pattern is referred to as a deceptive interaction that exploits human vulnerability. To assume that a deceptive pattern is added intentionally without being part of the decision making team is not right. A better term would be to say that the pattern is illusive so that we can avoid assuming ill intent when it could very well be pure ignorance.