The Information Architecture Behind Good Web Forms

by August 11, 2008

In the August/September issue of the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T) Bulletin, I wrote an article about The Information Architecture Behind Good Web Forms. Here's a preview:

"Recently, I was asked to distill the hundreds of web form design best practices I've been researching and documenting into my “top three tips for designing good forms.” It wasn’t until a few days later that I began to realize what all three of my recommendations had in common. They were all information architecture challenges.

While others may see things differently, for me information architecture challenges require extensive thinking about the structure and flow of information, which includes information flow into and out of software applications. So it’s not hard to see how forms fit into the mix." More...

Check out the full article in HTML or PDF on the ASIS&T site.