Designing Forms• Minimize the pain• No one likes ﬁlling in forms• Inline validation• Layout• Label positioning• Form labels work best above the ﬁeld• Content groupings• a structured way to organize a form• a way to scan information required at a high level• a sense of how information within a form is related
Designing Forms• Help & Tips• Asking for unfamiliar data• Users may question why data is being requested• There are recommended ways of providing data• Certain data requests are optional• Note: Help & Tips can quickly overwhelm a form if overused.• When lots of unfamiliar data is being requested, consider using a dynamichelp system• Ensure consistent communication• Errors, Help, Success
Designing Forms• Try to avoid optional ﬁelds• Indicate required ﬁelds• If most ﬁelds are required, indicate optional ﬁelds• Text is best, but * often works for required ﬁelds• Field Lengths• Field lengths can provide valuable affordances• Appropriate ﬁeld lengths provide enough space for inputs
Most Users Do Not Scroll• Recent studies prove that users are quitecomfortable with scrolling• Many users are more comfortable withscrolling than with a pagination
People expect certain things• Usage Patterns• Link colors• Blue is the best color for links• The location of the logo• The behavior of tabbed navigation
White Space Improves Comprehension• When a new visitor approaches a design layout, the ﬁrstthing he/she tries to do is to scan the page and dividethe content area into digestible pieces of information.• White space de-clutters a page by giving items room tobreathe• Group items together by decreasing and increasing thespace• Important for showing relationships between items• Make content more readable
Enable keyboard shortcuts• More responsive and interactive user interfaces• Best examples• Twitter• Gmail• Hotmail• GitHub• DuckDuckGo
We Need FeedBack• Your Customers opinions and feelings are acknowledged as being important.• Your Customers are listened to and heard, a positive feeling is directed back toyou as their supplier.• Your Customers realize that their supplier (your company) is interested inimproving and enhancing their business relationship.• Your Employees are reminded that that their diligence and completion isparamount.• Customer feedback is a foundation for process improvements that lead toefﬁciency and proﬁtability.• Your Customers are reminded of your Company’s name and the diligence youhave taken to meet their needs.
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