Chapter Eight. Forms

 

“An interface is humane if it is responsive to human needs and considerate of human frailties.”

 
 --JEF RASKIN, THE HUMANE INTERFACE:
 

The poor writer is a visible writer, and a poor interaction designer looms with a clumsily visible presence in his software.”

 
 --ALAN COOPER, ABOUT FACE 2.0: THE ESSENTIALS OF INTERACTION DESIGN:

Input forms—the web-based equivalent of traditional data-entry forms—capture information from your visitors. In fact, any time a visitor enters data in a shopping cart, answers an online questionnaire, or fills out a “contact us” page, he or she is using a form. Forms are the foundation upon which interactive elements such as text fields, check boxes, radio buttons, and Submit buttons are built.

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