Eyetracking analysis on forms usability

My newest UXmatters article is out: in this one I present findings from eyetracking tests we did to evaluate the best solutions for label placement in search forms.

Just a couple of notes befor you jump in and read the whole article (with a LOT of images):

  • Form labelling is more important than you usually think
  • The more compact the form, the better
  • Never use drop-down lists in search forms, if you can avoid it

We tested a bunch of interesting sistes such as Google, Amazon, eBay, Flickr and useit (Jakob Nielsen’s site). I really hope our findingds could be of any help to you guys out there.

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