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.