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.
There are lots of different ways people enter their phone number into an electronic form. Using some by-product data from SEEK, we have worked out what are the most common formats Australians use, and in this first post on the topic, we’re going to look at mobile (i.e. cell) numbers.
Jessica Enders, Principal of Formulate Information Design, has been awarded the title of Canberra BusinessPoint Emerging Entrepreneur for 2009.
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.
The coming months will see Jessica Enders spreading the word about professional form design.
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.
Formulate Information Design is looking forward to an exciting 2009.
How should elements be aligned on a form? This article provides some solid, evidence-based recommendations for an often hotly-debated topic.
The venerable A List Apart has published a second article by Jessica Enders, containing the results from further studies into the zebra striping phenomenon.