Designing a Good Permission UX

While we can argue whether usability on the web overall has gone downhill over the past few years, there is no debating one thing: the intrusive permission nag prompts are everywhere these days. It is difficult to browse for any period of time before running into a site that asks you for permission to send you push notifications, access your location, feed your dog, access your camera, and so on:

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at

It is really sad to see these all the time too often. We are sadly going to look back at this just like looking back at iframes and pop ups and alerts. It is extremely unsatisfying and discouraging to continue visiting a site that wants permissions and things you do not care about. This is because they do not think about the user in the center but by data first approach. They just love collecting data.

Really? I hadn’t noticed. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:


That is a great image! :stuck_out_tongue:

Some fun to be had here - :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: