We weigh up the different approaches for indicating required versus optional fields in web forms, and argue that marking only optional fields should be the standard from now on.
Sometimes we ask form-fillers to provide the exact same information — e.g. email or password — twice. Why do we do this, is it a good or a bad idea, and what are the alternatives?
Formulate Information Design will be presenting a short talk at the Oz-IA conference, being held in Sydney, 18–21 September.