Class begins on September 28

Forms UX Workshop

Online class with Vitaly Friedman

Class begins on September 28

Forms UX Workshop

Online class with Vitaly Friedman

Whenever a customer will interact with the interface, it will happen via some sort of a web form. In this workshop, we’ll learn common pain points that customers experience way too frequently, how to solve them, and how to create an interface that excels at getting the information from the customer in a way that’s friendly, accessible and obvious — helping conversion and business KPIs along the way.

This 2 day online workshop with Vitaly Friedman, UX consultant and creative lead behind Smashing Magazine, will be taking a microscopic examination of common components and smart design patterns in web forms — on desktop and on mobile.

Dates: September 28, 29 2021

2 Sessions – 2.5h / each

Location: Online

Your Home Office / Living room

In this workshop you’ll learn:

  • How people perceive and use web forms, with common usability issues and typical user behavior
  • Single-page-layout vs. multi-page-layout in wizards, checkouts and any multi-step-processes, incl. complex corporate forms
  • Input budgets, a strategy of measuring how effective and well-designed a form is
  • Layout, design and copy for required and optional input fields, labels and placeholders, incl. floating labels and design of placeholders
  • Radio buttons and checkboxes, when and how to use them to avoid misunderstandings and speed up customers in the process
  • How to deal with <select> menus, dropdowns, overlay menus and their alternatives
  • Steppers, buttons and datalists, and in which situations they work better, and how to use them to speed up your customers
  • Search autocomplete, filters and sorting, with common mistakes and usability issues,
  • Sliders, with common problems and bulletproof solutions.
  • Date and time input, as input fields and widgets, in terms of design and layout, e.g. for a birthday picker, or a calendar
  • Autocomplete UX, and what makes a great autocomplete in various settings, e.g. product search or country selector
  • When address lookup widgets make sense, and when they hurt conversion,
  • The interface design and interaction design of the credit card input
  • Error validation, messaging and recovery, how and where to display errors to decrease abandonment rates.
  • Email and password input, especially in terms of interaction design and timing
  • Authentication patterns, with CAPTCHA and 2-factor-authentication UX patterns.
  • Extensive web form design checklists for your projects.

Workshop Intro:

Who is it for:

This workshop is for interface designers, front-end designers and developers who’d love to be prepared for complex and time-consuming design challenges in web forms. You’ll walk away with a toolbox of techniques and examples of doing things well — in your product, website, desktop app or mobile app.

By the end of the session, you’ll have a comprehensive toolbox with practical techniques and strategies to address pretty much any kind of web form issue in no time!


Meet your instructor, Vitaly Friedman

Vitaly loves beautiful content and does not give up easily. After working as a freelance designer and developer for 6 years, he co-founded Smashing Magazine back in 2006, a leading online magazine for designers and developers. His curiosity drove him from interface design to front-end to performance optimization to accessibility and back to user experience over all the years.

Vitaly is the author, co-author and editor of all Smashing books, and a curator of all Smashing Conferences. He currently works as creative lead of Smashing Magazine and front-end/UX consultant in Europe and abroad, working with European Parliament, Haufe-Lexware, Axel-Springer, OTTO and a few other companies.

How will this work?

LIVE Training

Join the online class and learn directly from Vitaly Friedman. 2 fully interactive sessions. Participate, ask questions, and work together LIVE with your team.

Digital Learning

LIVE but also recorded. You can always re-watch the sessions at a more convenient time and follow the class at your own pace.

Designed for Busy you

We designed this course to work with your busy schedule. 2.5hour/class x 2 sessions

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Nobody wakes up in the morning hoping to finally create a new account that day. Web forms don’t have a decent reputation, and rightfully so. Very often they are inaccessible and difficult to use, with awkward live validation and notorious error messages; not to mention painful dropdowns like a country selector, a birthday date-picker starting from 2021, a tiny newsletter checkbox, a disabled copy-paste for email verification, disabled “submit” buttons and horrendously evil CAPTCHAs in the disguise of street signs and crosswalks.

    We’ll study 100s of hand-picked examples — all of them will be coming from user research and usability studies of real projects — proven to work or fail in practice.

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