Let’s talk about forms

Short Session, presented by Jessica Enders.

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, nothing would get done without forms. Come and learn the secrets behind the ones that work.

Forms are everywhere — they permeate both our online and offline worlds. Like websites, they're also deceptively difficult to design well.

In this talk, I'm going to introduce two models that make this design challenge easier. The first model describes the characteristics of a well-designed form, affectionately known as “The 4 Cs”. The second model is a way to get a grip on the complexity of the form by dissecting it into 4 layers.

This will be an interactive, accessible and practical primer for designing forms, with loads of real-world examples.

Jessica Enders

Jessica Enders

Jessica Enders started her own forms design business, Formulate Information Design, in October 2007 after working in the field for more than a decade. Her employment history includes 5 years as a survey methodologist at the Australian Bureau of Statistics, 5 years as a survey designer for private research agency Colmar Brunton Social Research and almost 2 years as an interaction designer at Australia's most experienced user-centred design firm, The Hiser Group. During these years, Jessica ran numerous training courses in survey design for the general public and lectured Masters of Communications students in statistics. She is a relaxed and engaging speaker.

Program Schedule is online

The program schedule is now online. Don’t worry, we have a couple suprises planned to de-stress the packed schedule.

Student rates!

We’re offering special rates for full time students, for the conference and for the workshops.