Archive for December, 2005

Usable forms, please

Thursday, December 29th, 2005

Online forms: they frequently give us new adventures in confusion and hard-to-use-ness. Brian Crescimanno has put together an article on form usabilty for A List Apart. The article subheads alone make a good checklist: Use the right field for the task Give them room to type Shorten your forms and question “mandatory” fields Mark mandatory […]

Shared experiences content = reassurance

Friday, December 16th, 2005

When users turn to web sites to research decisions — such as which college to attend or which toaster oven to buy — they look for others who have shared the same decision. That’s the topic explored in a recent UIE article by Christine Perfetti. Users want reassurance that others have shared their experiences. They […]