NIT Bhopal | Dark Patterns Buster Hackathon (DPBH-2023), Apply by 20 January 2024!

NIT Bhopal | Dark Patterns Buster Hackathon (DPBH-2023), Apply by 20 January 2024!


NIT Bhopal is hosting Dark Patterns Buster Hackathon (DPBH-2023), a hackathon aimed at countering deceptive design to ensure ethical user experiences, inviting applicants to participate.


The problem statement:

Design and prototype innovative apps or software-based solutions that can detect the use, type, and scale of dark patterns on e-commerce platforms.


Detect & Flag:

  • False Urgency
  • Basket sneaking
  • Confirm shaming
  • Forced action
  • Subscription trap
  • Interface interference
  • Bait and switch
  • Drip pricing
  • Disguised advertisement
  • Nagging


Desirable technologies and features:

  • Generative AI and LLMs for the detection of Dark Patterns
  • Central or Distributed RepositoryManagement
  • Patterns Detection Accuracy
  • Data Transparency Compliance
  • Data Collection with Privacy Protection
  • Cross-Browser Compatibility
  • Pattern Versioning
  • Crowd-sourced Pattern Identification
  • Performance Optimization
  • Friendly Extensions, Plugins, Mobile apps, etc.


Important Dates:

Round 1: Team Registration* Last Date: 20 Jan 2024
[Registration link: ]
Round 2: Internal Hackathon at Nodal Centre: Jan.21 – 31, 2024
Round 3: Grand Finale at IIT (BHU), Varanasi: Feb.17, 2024



  • Important Guidelines for Team Participants, a team should include 2 to 5 eager participants.
  • The top 5 teams will be awarded after final Round 3 at IIT (BHU).
  • Prizes of INR 10 Lakhs, INR 5 Lakhs, INR 3 Lakhs, INR 2 Lakhs & INR 1 Lakh.

How to apply Apply Here

Join WhatsApp Group: Link

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