10. Incognito

User can be enabled to watch things without the algorithm learning from it with an incognito functionality

What can designers do with this pattern?

Source: unknown


Browsing “incognito” in Google Chrome.

Input or output?


How do users control the algorithm?

Users tell the algorithm to temporarily ignore what they are doing.

How do users understand the control?

Users may have the expectation of not sharing any data with the algorithm which may be at odds with the specific implementation.

Related Patterns

Related algoritmic affordance pattern in this library are listed below.