New instance of form different from editable form / avoid labels
24 Jul 2013 - 10:25pm
2 years ago
I'm designing an "ideal" transport incident management form and it occurred to me to make the "New Incident" form quite different from the "Editable Incident" form.
1. The Editable Incident form would display information entered into the New Incident form summarised in text format (rather than in the field format of the New Incident form) and thus use less space, allowing for more information to be displayed.
2. The Editable form would allow editing of single sections of the form and/or the entire form.
3. Labels, to a large degree would be dispensed with because the label information could entered into a field in grey and once information is entered it would generally be obvious what needs to be entered into the field.
I know this has been done but I can't think of any examples. I'd be grateful if people could advise me of special design terminology for this, literature on it, and examples.