Circlo Weekly Digest #3 – The Illusion Of Design


Circlo Weekly Digest #3 – The Illusion of Design


I hope you guys are doing well. Here’s a recap of what happened last week. In summary I discussed the state of common design interactions and how the latest research on dark patterns are not enough. I’d love to hear your thoughts so if you have any questions or just want to say hello, please do reach out to me on Twitter @circlodotcom. 

The Illusion of Design

Tech products, when designed correctly can enrich our lives, save us time and make us more productive and social. Great products sits at the helm between great design and great engineering. However, whether products designed with good intentions, in design-led companies or by designers, products yet find themselves riddled with unethical standards, illusive patterns, bias exploits and undesirable behavioral consequences. Do these outcomes lie on the shoulders of designers themselves? Are they the decision makers who have the final say in what gets shipped? Watch full video »

Philosophical Art

I’ve created over 100 pieces of graphical art about the philosophy of illusive design and how we can conquer it.
Why is finding intrinsic meaning such a difficult feat when we have an abundance of resources available at our disposal? How is it that anxiety, depression, the wealth gap, loneliness and stress related diseases are all on the rise as science and technology continue to evolve? Learn more »

Social Media Roundup

Quote Highlights

What are the most common biases designed for profit?

Why do designers need to learn about human behavior?

Newsletters Archive

Circlo Weekly Digest #2 – Sneak Peak
Circlo Weekly Digest #1 – Conquering Illusive Design

Circlo Beta

17 Jul 2023: The beta is under development. The blog has had a redesign! Check it out at

That’s it for this week, thanks so much for reading. Next week I’ll be discussing the illusive design of modern day social algorithms. 

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