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Designing UX: Forms by Jessica Enders

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Forms Documentation: QxQ

Even if your team is using an agile or lean approach, forms are complex yet so influential that they need some documentation. Otherwise, you’ll have people asking you, a year from now, why one question isn’t included and another is asked the way it is.

The most efficient and effective form documentation is a QxQ, which stands for “Question by Question”. A QxQ records information about the questions in a form, to assist both current and future design, development and decision-making. It can be prepared as a document or a spreadsheet, whatever you find easiest.

Contents of a QxQ

The content of a QxQ can vary depending on the context of use, but I recommend the following for each question:

  • the proposed question, namely: ...

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