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12 to 14 May 2010
Lisbon, Portugal
Caroline Jarrett
Caroline Jarrett was a project manager specialising in Optical Character Recognition when she landed a job in 1992 delivering OCR systems to the UK Inland Revenue for processing tax forms. The systems didn't work and she found out that it was because of the way people filled out the forms.

She became fascinated with the problem of how to design forms so that people find them easy to use - a fascination that shows no signs of wearing off. Caroline runs the usability consulting company Effortmark.

Caroline Jarrett


Label placement in forms and other time-consuming forms controversies


After taking this course, you will know the best practices in these frequently controversial areas of web forms design:

You will also know the underlying research results that inform these best practices. Although all of these points might seem somewhat trivial, they can create heated discussions that consume a disproportionate amount of development time. Cut through the discussion with specific, well-informed advice.

Wednesday, 12 May @ 09:00-12:30
180 minutes + 30 minute break @ 10:30-11:00
Room 1

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