The Possibility Gap

by Volker Weber

The Possibility Gap is a dark pattern that arises when a product takes advantage of unknown unknowns on the part of their users, as it relates to their understanding of what is possible in digital products today.

You have no idea what your app can do.

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Tja, vielleicht hatte eine bekannte Persönlichkeit doch recht, als sie mit Blick auf das Internet immer noch von Neuland sprach.

Lucius Bobikiewicz, 2019-07-22

Über Rumsfeld haben sich damals auch sehr viele lustig gemacht....

Armin Grewe, 2019-07-22

Yes - to me, the big thing is that you know it happening, however, not exactly by whom and when. So this is actually a grey area - i.e. a known unknown. Here some reference: https://www.infibond.com/

The internet can be a huge area of possibilities or ... spooky.

Klaus Seibold, 2019-07-22

Das Tracker/Analyse Tools heute die gesamte Interaktion der Benutzer (inkl. Mouse-Bewegungen, Tastatur-Eingaben etc.) aufzeichnen ist leider auch oft unbekannt im Sinne von unknown unknown.

Das Online-Bewerbungsformular, in dem du temporär "Hier später noch Blödsinn einfügen" geschrieben hast? Diese Information wurde nicht nur gespeichert sondern auch mit deiner Bewerbung für immer verknüpft.

Stefan Funke, 2019-07-23

“You have no idea what your app can do”. That’s true for many app developers, too.

Think of Google Docs. And now think of teenagers chatting. Voila. https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2019/03/hottest-chat-app-teens-google-docs/584857/

You’ll never know what your app can do, until somebody does it.

Sascha A. Carlin, 2019-07-26

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