Form Design: Planning Ahead Before Publication

Plan, Plan, Plan In Advance of Writing Your Form in MS Word or Google Docs.  Watch:

  • Consider what questions you're going ask; what data you need to collect; how best to collect that data; and how to make that form user-friendly, so that the people who are filling out the form understand what you're asking, why you're asking it, what you're going to do with it, and how they can help fill out the form. 
  • Avoid adding superfluous questions; just ask the basics that you need to get the information you want, and ask it in the clearest way. 
  • Put a description of the form at the top; tell the user what this form is about, how they should fill it out, and what you're going to do with their answers.
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