On Monday, May 14, 2007 at 3:30pm, I'll be speaking at the Technical Communication Summit in Minneapolis, MN about Web Form Design Best Practices.
In my talk, I'll walk thorugh the importance of Web forms and a series of design best practices culled from live to site analytics, usability testing, eye-tracking studies, and best practice surveys. Some of the topics I discuss and provide patterns for are: label alignment, required form filed, input field sizes, content grouping, primary & secondary actions, help text & tips, dyanmic help systems, inline validation, error messages, progress indicators, success messaging, progressive disclosure, gradual engagement, tabbing, flexible data inputs, smart defaults, paths to completion, selection dependent inputs, and more...
From the official description
“In the world of Web applications, forms bridge the gap between people, their information, and your product or service. From registration forms that welcome new customers to checkout forms that finalize e-commerce transactions, Web forms frequently broker crucial online interactions.
In this session, Luke will walk you through the considerations and best practices of Web form design culled from international usability testing, eye-tracking studies, and over ten years of designing Web applications. He’ll outline how the interaction and visual design of Web forms can make the difference between acquiring a customer and completing a transaction or not.”
Hope to see some of you there!