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Working towards usable forms on the World Wide Web : optimizing date entry input fields

Bargas-Avila, Javier A. and Brenzikofer, Olivia and Tuch, Alexandre N. and Roth, Sandra P. and Opwis, Klaus. (2011) Working towards usable forms on the World Wide Web : optimizing date entry input fields. Advances in Human-Computer Interaction, Article ID 202701, 8 pages.

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Abstract

When an interactive form in the world wide web requires users to fill in exact dates, this can be implemented in several ways. This paper discusses an empirical online study with n = 172 participants which compared six different versions to design input fields for date entries. The results revealed that using a drop-down menu is best when format errors must be avoided, whereas using only one input field and placing the format requirements left or inside the text box led to faster completion time and higher user satisfaction.
Faculties and Departments:07 Faculty of Psychology > Departement Psychologie > Forschungsbereich Persönlichkeits- und Entwicklungspsychologie > Allgemeine Psychologie und Methodologie (Opwis)
07 Faculty of Psychology > Departement Psychologie > Ehemalige Einheiten Psychologie > Mensch-Maschine Interaktion (Bargas-Avila)
UniBasel Contributors:Bargas-Avila, Javier Andrés and Brenzikofer, Olivia and Tuch, Alexandre N and Roth, Sandra and Opwis, Klaus
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Bibsysno:Link to catalogue
Publisher:Hindawi Publihing Corporation
Note:Publication type according to Uni Basel Research Database: Journal article
Language:English
Last Modified:31 Dec 2015 10:49
Deposited On:14 Sep 2012 07:03

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