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Forms for People book. The book's emphasis is on designing forms that people can understand and use rather than just teaching the theory of graphic design and layout.

Forms for People book. For example, there are five chapters dealing with why people make mistakes when filling out forms and showing what can be done to deal with this using such modern techniques as usability testing.

People often don’t give forms their full attention: they’re tired, bored, or distracted-so repetition and reliability are crucial. What we learned about form design from rebuilding our own. Consistency reduces learning curves, especially in forms. However, we built JotForm Cards with one (quite big) aim: to reinvent forms. That meant they had to look, well, new. The visual identity had to be different from all the other forms out there. But it still had to a) look like a form and b) leverage the power of consistency.

The Form Book: Best Practice in Creating Forms for Printed and Online Us. s mainly about what looks good in form . If you’re working with paper forms, make the effort to track down Forms for People: Designing Forms That People Can Use by Robert Barnett.

The newest of these five books is Borries Schwesinger’s The Form Book: Best Practice in Creating Forms for Printed and Online Use, published in 2010 by Thames and Hudson.

Since trans & GNC people may wish to use a different name from the one in their . I’m sure this is the kind of form that prompts phone calls. This form design recommended by Practice Makes Progress allows for multiple choices.

Since trans & GNC people may wish to use a different name from the one in their health insurance profile, it asks for that as well. 4 out of the 5 people I interviewed used a name different from the one given when they were born. NYU application form with information overlay. 2. Make it private, safe, and anonymous. Many trans women and men don’t use the Trans label because they are not transitioning anymore and don’t want to feel less than, hence why this form doesn’t include terms like Trans Man and Trans Woman.

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Designing good forms is trickier than people think. Jarrett and Gaffney come to the rescue with Designing Forms that Work, clearly explaining exactly how to design great forms for the web. Liberally illustrated with full-color examples, it guides readers on how to define requirements, how to write questions that users will understand and want to answer, and how to deal with instructions, progress indicators and errors. One of the key requirements to ensure high data quality is to provide the right input type, because these interface elements can strongly influence users' answers (Couper et a. 2004)

We are designing for people, so having knowledge of human psychology is. .

We are designing for people, so having knowledge of human psychology is essential in design. By the end of this article, hopefully you’ll understand not only what works, but why it works. I’ve rounded up 10 psychology concepts that you can use in your designs starting right now. If you’re interested in knowing more about this subject, I’ve also included a few book recommendations at the bottom of this article. If you are designing a flight booking form, place the cities, dates and number of people in the same place, rather than having them scattered all over the screen. If you are designing a checkout, group the cost and the delivery information together.

People scan online forms quickly, so don’t assume they will take the time to parse through all of the choices. With more and more people using mobile screens, anything that can be done to prevent unnecessary typing will improve the user experience and decrease errors. They might skip something that already has a value. Smart defaults can make form completion faster and more accurate. Autocompletion makes it possible to eliminate a huge amount of typing.

Forms for people. This book helps people how to understand underlying aspects of designing forms that people can use and utilize.
  • Uste
The information in this book is invaluable to anyone who's been tasked with "Just make a quick form / document so that employees / users / whoever can give us the data we need."

I've got the hardcopy version and purchased this version because I'm in a 100% travel job and wanted the reference without the weight / bulk in my bags.

Now, I'm regretting it.

Whoever / whatever did the conversion from print to Kindle broke it badly. Page numbers appear in bold almost randomly. Bolding doesn't go away for several lines, then causes a line break before disappearing. Lines and words are broken with carriage returns frequently. Diagrams and images (essential to showing how forms are laid out), are either missing or the OCR program didn't know what to do and converted them to "greeked" text (out of the first 20 figures, only _one_ is present).

Really, it looks like some random technician at Amazon was assigned the duty of scanning the book, was tired that day, queued it up, never reviewed the output and just posted it before heading off for a quick pint at the pub.

For a book that's worth the $99 in paper, this version is _maybe_ worth $9.99 - the formatting / editing problems remove so much value it's only useful _if_ you have the hardcopy and are using for reminders. Even then, it's tough since so many of the examples are just plain missing.

Very disappointing and I'm sure that Mr. Barnett would be spinning in his grave like a high-speed lathe if he saw this aberration of his life's work.
  • Jia
Robert Barnett was one of the world's leading authorities on forms until he lost his battle with cancer.

This book brings together his 40 years experience in information design, public-use forms, electronic forms, user-centred procedure manuals and forms management. It's one of a very few books that really helps you with the design of paper forms, and had lots of valuable insight on electronic forms as well.

It's currently only available on Amazon as a Kindle edition: Forms for People: Designing Forms that People Can Use

If you prefer to read the paper edition, although it's listed as 'Out of print' and 'Limited availability' here on Amazon, it is in fact very much in print and can be obtained as a printed book directly from Robert Barnett and Associates Pty Ltd. in Canberra, Australia. Amazon won't let me put a link to their website here but your preferred search engine will find it.