This week’s cool form is a form used to track the status of testing of feature areas. One interesting decision made in this form is to use questions as labels rather than field names. This makes the form much easier to understand, particularly given that field names for compactness in the list view tend to be only one or two words. Another key aspect of this form design is the use of ‘?’ picture buttons beside certain questions. Clicking one of these buttons provides detailed help text underneath the question. You can see an example of this text in the screenshot in blue. This technique of hiding detailed text until the user asks for it enables the form designer to get the best of both worlds, a form that is compact and easy to read as well as a form that provides enough detail to ensure it is filled out correctly.
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- Attach 1 or 2 screenshots of your form
- Provide a brief description of the form
- You may also attach the XSN file (optional)
The most popular submissions will be featured on our blog in future posts.
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