I'm currently working on a revision to a checkout process in which we're debating the pros & cons of pre-populating certain fields.
The application allows users to select an item for "purchase" and pledge an amount related to the value of that item. This means they can in fact pledge more than the stated amount for the item, or the exact amount of the item. They obviously cannot pledge lower.
The debate is such:
Do we pre-populate the form field with the amount of the selected item or leave it blank to encourage some percentage of greater pledge.
In our work, everyone (stakeholders) wants to use a graphical button for their CTAs, often asking for multiple such buttons on a single page. The notion is that these will drive a higher conversion rate... ON THOSE links. (These are not form submits, remember.) A proof of concept was done late last year to test the effectiveness of buttons vs. links on a particular page. Here was the scenario:
I have a quiz where people fill out 15+ questions to find out what kind of traveller they are. My client would like to ask them for their postal code, so that they can ultimately send people information and offers that are customized to their traveller type and location. They would also like the postal code to validate the geo segmentation research about the traveller type differences by location.
Quiz respondents are not asked for their full mailing address. They have an option to opt in to receive further information by providing an eMail address.
The site we're doing is a contest users enter and submit photos. It
requires users to be over 18, or if they are between 14 - 17 they
have to go through a consent flow.
I got a question from a designer about what would be better in terms
of UX for the sign up form - asking the user for:
- their age with a text input /or select, OR
- their date of birth, with 3 select fields [day, month, year]
Just wanted to get some input about your experience with this.
I have a client who is about to choose a web metrics tool. They are
currently using Web Trends but they want something that will allow them to
monitor the performance of their web forms, particularly so that they can
track whereabouts in the form a user gets to before bailing out.
What are your current recommendations in this area?
Can anyone think of any online or offline apps or websites that have
a well-designed "wizard" or customization widget/feature that helps
you customize and produce big blocks of text? Like write a letter, or
customize a product, or create a product...What I'm working on is
text-based, but I'd love to see any examples, text or photo or
whatever, anyone's got!
Basically, I'm looking for examples that take in *many*
inputs/fields and display *many* options/returns in a fun, clear, and
I need to come up with a good pattern for designing a form. It has
the following characteristics:
- There are about 10 "sections" (related groups of inputs)
- The sections are of varied size, ranging from one dropdown
selection, to a multi-column table of several rows that needs to be
The total of all such sections would make the whole form bulky if I
tried to present it on one screen. I'm debating using different
chunking patterns such as an accordian or tabbed form and wondered if
anyone had an example of a favorite pattern they would recommend.