Caroline Jarrett: Forms and their Users

11 Feb

Many thanks to Caroline Jarrett for coming to give what was a really enjoyable and engaging talk on designing forms that work.

It was great that she was so open to discussion throughout her talk, and did a great job of including the audience. And there were lots of people – thanks to everyone for coming, and for getting involved with questions.

As I mentioned in my little intro, we do have an electronic version of Caroline’s book, “Forms That Work“,  in the Sanger library, but perhaps we should request a hardcopy, too…

One of the other books that Caroline passed around was the companion to Forms That Work, Ginny Redish’s book, “Letting Go of the Words” – also well worth checking out, since getting that content and language right can make such a massive difference to any web form or page.

The slides from Caroline’s talk are below:

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4 Responses to “Caroline Jarrett: Forms and their Users”

  1. Paula February 11, 2010 at 8:27 pm #

    That was a great talk. Thanks for organising it. Paula

  2. Francis Rowland February 12, 2010 at 9:02 am #

    My pleasure! Glad you enjoyed it – Caroline has a good delivery, I reckon. I think that people probably could have managed another hour, with even more detail.

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