Usability on Web sites is critical because almost no training is provided for users on commercial sites. Instead, Web design relies on standards and consistency across sites. Traditional usability results indicated that computer forms should follow paper-based forms. Yet, Web paradigms have evolved that are quite different from paper-based forms. Specifically, this study reveals that users commit fewer errors and prefer simple forms limited to a single concept per screen. This conclusion significantly alters the recommendations for designing business forms.
Post, Gerald V.; Kagan, Albert; and Sigman, Betsy Page
"Usability Investigation of E-Business Web-Based Forms,"
Journal of International Technology and Information Management: Vol. 18
, Article 2.
Available at: http://scholarworks.lib.csusb.edu/jitim/vol18/iss1/2