Learning best practices is a crucial part of being able to design good forms, but it’s not all you need. As this article will describe, sometimes the biggest challenges are less tangible and require “softer” skills.
In this article, after summarising the principles of well-designed error messages, we walk through a good example from a live website.
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.
When people are given the choice, do they prefer to provide a landline or mobile phone number? And what’s the error rate for this information? Get the answers in this research piece from Formulate.
Following on from our earlier article about mobile phone numbers, here we explore the way landline numbers are typically entered into an electronic form.