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You Are Getting Swindled by Design

Life is full of wonderful promises and opportunity. Though, things don’t always turn out the way that we’d hope. The amount of falsehoods that occur day by day, is something that many had to learn the hard way. Deception happens everywhere, even in design. However, it seems like people are getting swindled by package design more than anything else. From packages that say that they are advertised for rock climbing but have “not suitable for rock climbing” in fine print, to products that seem like they offer more than they actually do, examples of deceptive design are everywhere. What always ground my gears growing up, is the amount of salt ridden air that makes up a bag of Lays chips. It is a borderline scam and has left me hungry for more on many occasions, though for the wrong reasons. The list of products that have deceptive designs, goes on. To read more, click here.


  1. aamaya4 wrote:

    I agree with this post, especially with the chips part. I feel like I’m paying for the packaging inserted of the chips.

    Monday, April 22, 2019 at 1:20 pm | Permalink
  2. mdecarl2 wrote:

    Your article raises the topic of ethical design; would the design decisions behind these products really be considered ethical? They are either promoting false ideas as the main marketing for their product, which could even potentially lead to injury if not read carefully (the rope), or they are ripping off customers with trace amounts of actual product (chip bag).

    Tuesday, April 23, 2019 at 6:11 pm | Permalink