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.
24-30 August 2008 is Privacy Awareness Week, so we thought we’d take a look the issue of privacy and the collection of personal information on forms.
Most forms contain at least one question for which respondents must choose one or more options from a predefined set. These predefined options are the closed question response categories.
In this article, we’re going to unpick what makes a good (or not so good) set of response categories, culminating with a simple-to-use checklist.
When you say “form design”, people usually think about graphics and layout, or questions and answers. What they don’t often think about is the process around the form. But process is as pivotal as these other elements.