23. März 2010

Hints in Web Forms

Das hier ist ein guter Beitrag: Don’t Put Hints Inside Text Boxes in Web Forms.

It was fascinating to hear about how the EMBL-EBI designers had tackled their form-design problem—taking a classic user-centered design approach to find out how their target users thought about the form and how they used it. They had done lots of usability testing. As we worked through the form, I kept asking “Why did you do that like that?” They were able to justify their decisions straight away.

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