Training in form design

How many thousands of dollars can you save by having forms that just work?

Maximise

  • leads
  • sales
  • output
  • satisfaction

Minimise

  • costs
  • errors
  • re-work
  • follow-up

Formulate Information Design is the only provider of specialist form design training and courses in Australia.

But we never rest on our laurels. Our trainer – principal Jessica Enders – is both a seasoned presenter and an expert in form design, assuring a quality experience for participants. More about Jessica Enders.

Our training is presented in hands-on workshop format, giving everyone the opportunity to engage with the material and practice applying it in real-world situations.

In-house form design training

Jessica Enders will come to your premises and conduct training for a group of staff members. Currently, we offer two off-the-shelf courses, each one day in duration:

  • Introduction to form design
  • Visual design for forms.

Information about each course follows.

Introduction to form design

Participants will be introduced to form design best practice, which can be applied immediately to improve outcomes for your organisation. Session includes:

  • Introduction
    • What is a form
    • 4 layer model
  • Overview of form design best practice
    • 4 Cs for good form design
  • Delving deeper
    • Thinking about process
    • Writing good questions
    • Streamlining flow
    • Visual design for forms.

All participants will receive a workbook containing:

  • workbook containing presentation slides and space for notes
  • reference poster
  • suggestions for further reading.
Duration One day (e.g. 9am–5pm)
Number of participants Up to 20
Cost $9,500 ex GST, including catered morning and afternoon tea

Visual design for forms

Participants will be shown principles and guidelines to enhance the aesthetics and usability of forms through visual design. Session includes:

  • Gestalt principles of visual perception and their application to forms
  • Alignment
  • Screen size and forms
  • Messages (errors, warnings, information and success)
  • Typography
  • Other key elements
    • Progress indicators
    • Required versus optional
    • Character separators
    • Office use only

All participants will receive a workbook containing:

  • workbook containing presentation slides and space for notes
  • reference poster
  • suggestions for further reading.
Duration One day (e.g. 9am–4pm)
Number of participants Up to 20
Cost $9,500 ex GST, including catered morning and afternoon tea

Customised form training

Jessica Enders has delivered customised form design training to organisations as varied as the world-renown PayPal and Mayo Clinic in the United States, to government agencies like IP Australia and Tasmanian State Revenue Office. She can tailor a training course to meet the needs of your specific organisation and context. Here are some examples.

  • Perhaps your organisation is starting to transition from paper to electronic forms; we can build a workshop that helps you plan and execute this transition.
  • Maybe your IT team needs to know how to design forms that make the most of the mobile web; we can speak the language of developers to fill this knowledge gap.
  • You might want to up-skill your graphic designers so that they can produce high-quality forms without the involvement of a specialist.

Whatever your particular training need is, if it's about maximising efficiency, effectiveness and satisfaction through better forms, Formulate can help.

Duration One to three days (each 9am–5pm, for example)
Number of participants Up to 20
Cost from $11,000 ex GST, including catered morning and afternoon tea

Public training courses

Formulate Information Design is looking to run public training courses in the future, so watch this space or contact us to register your interest.

 

Contact us today to discuss form design training options for your organisation.