" is a client designed to minimize the chance the user will use it unhealthily. In other words, this app practices ethical anti-design. The way it does this is by avoiding dark patterns like infinite scrolling and putting obstacles in place to minimize the risk of the user taking unhealthy actions that are otherwise unavoidable."


"The goal of this project is to create a model for what social media could look like were it not designed to be addictive. The Fediverse, not being dependent on ad revenue, shouldn't need to capitalize on people's attention. Still, many of the apps we use to interact with the Fediverse use the same dark patterns developed by companies that do. While these dark patterns may seem like industry standards, we have no need to follow them. This project seeks to demonstrate the different ways to go..."

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