Monday, December 22nd, 2008
Usability and design guru Luke Wroblewski knows that web forms suck. More importantly, he knows why – and how to make them suck less.
For the past few years, the Yahoo! product design exec has been presenting his ongoing research into the humble HTML form at conferences and on his blog, Functioning Form. I attended Wroblewski’s presentation at An Event Apart Chicago 2007 and came away super-impressed. His persuasive mixture of case studies, existing research and newly commissioned usability studies helped shed light on the patterns and anti-patterns that determine whether users successfully complete your forms or give up in disgust.
All of Wroblewski’s preparation came to fruition earlier this year when he published “Web Form Design: Filling in the Blanks” (Rosenfeld Media). After finally taking the time to read the book cover to cover, I’m mad at myself for waiting so long.
Posted by Dietrich Kappe at 4:46 pm