I'm working on a project where a user will sign up for an account on a touch device. (This is a one time only flow). This process involves 5 fields. From what I've read/experienced over the last couple years, it's often good to limit screens to one field, so the user can focus on that, fill it out, and continue on (via a next button or whatever).
One reason for this is that error recovery can be very tricky on these devices, and people can get confused on how to navigate fields.
I presented my design for this with 5 steps, which met large opposition. They stated they have no problem filling out fields on their device all the time. They wanted it on 2 pages max, meaning one page has 3 fill in fields.
I think for power users, or frequent users, this is not a problem. But I know people have trouble with field fill in on touch devices - especially since the keyboard takes up a lot of room, making the room for fields tight.
Looking for input on this. I might have been wrong to stretch it out to 5 pages, but I think 3 fields on a page is too much and will create problems when errors happen. Thoughts?