We’re finishing our series on visual perception and the design of forms with one of the simpler Gestalt principles: similarity.
The law of proximity is one of the most straightforward of the visual perception principles to apply, yet poor implementation leads to a great number of hard-to-use forms.
People have a remarkable ability to find the text boxes on a form and fill them in. In this article we’ll explain why, and exactly what is needed for this to work.
In this article we come to one of the meatiest aspects of visual design that influences the perception of forms: colour.
This is the second in our six-part series on human visual perception and its influence on the design of forms. Nicely related to our previous concept of shape is this article’s topic: size.
This is the first in a six-part series on human visual perception and its influence on the design of forms. After introducing the series, we look at our first key visual element: shape.
In this article we’re going to look at every aspect of mandatory versus optional fields, including: what the two different types of fields are; how they should be indicated; and indeed whether there is a need to distinguish between the two field types at all.
Formulate takes a closer look at some recent eyetracking research for forms design.
Are you skeptical about whether poor form design really matters? If so, you’re not alone. The impact is, however, considerable, as we show in this article.
When discussing survey forms, questions about behaviour are often called “factual questions” to distinguish them from questions about opinion or perceptions. The use of the term “factual” is a misnomer, however, and in this article we’ll look at why.