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.
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.
Need to design a form and can’t get past that blank piece of paper or screen? Maybe you’ve been charged with reviewing an existing form and you don’t know where to start.
This article describes a way in which a form or questionnaire can be broken up into individual layers, making the design and review process easier and more efficient.