20 Jan 2010 - 2:30pm
6 years ago
22 replies

Age vs Date of Birth in sign up form

Hi all,
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.

12 Nov 2009 - 8:55am
6 years ago
3 replies

User data order during light signup

Hi IxDA'ers,

I'm working on a project that captures user data for a newsletter
signup. The only mandatory field is the email address. We also ask
for name, job title and company name too.

My question:

If email is the only required field and we, as a business, want the
best conversion, does order of these fields matter?

Is the natural mental model name first then related information after


-- Rob

PS. Is there any research to support either options and which have
better yields?

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