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nwrk · 2017-10-08 · Original thread
Addiction by Design: Machine Gambling in Las Vegas [1]


edit: also vouching for not designing addictive products

ahussain · 2017-07-16 · Original thread
This is a fair position, but we shouldn't forget that companies have poured billions of dollars into making these "tools" as addictive as possible, because that's ultimately how they make their money. See [1] and [2] for more.

[1] - Addiction by Design (

[2] - Chomsky on Advertising (

imroot · 2016-11-16 · Original thread
There's a really good book about the design of the slot machines, called Addiction by Design. It talks about the different UI and design elements that go into keeping the gambler engaged and why they keep spending more money. It's a really amazing and enlightening book to read if you're interested in learning more about the mechanics of the slot machines and the designs of the casino.

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