"For Wu, who has written extensively about today’s and how like and make money by aggregating large amounts of attention and selling it to the highest bidder, design is what sets the terms of any online interaction–he calls it the “agenda-setter.” But instead of helping users achieve their goals, often is used to exploit their weaknesses."

@josemurilo That’s what I call “decoration”.

Decoration is when you take an inherently unethical business model (like Google/Facebook/the startup du jour’s) and use behavioural psychology, aesthetics, and storytelling to mask the acrid smell/taste/sight of that rotten core so your victim—the livestock to be farmed (called “the user” in Silicon Valley)—does not become aware of it & bolt.

Design is when you use the same skills to make tools that empower people and do nothing else.

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