The secret life of inputs

How many ways are there to enter a number in an online form, how about a date? These are some of the most common interactions online yet no one has discovered the optimal way to implement them. Why, when form inputs are one of the fastest evolving element of modern browsers and none of the vendors have hit a consistent standard yet.

This talk will explore ‘Technical UX’, the realm between UX design and Front-End development. Understanding the interactions of native web controls and their behaviour across devices will allow us as UX designers to make informed decisions about when to use native controls and when to design and build our own. Throughout there will be many live examples of form controls showing how their behaviours can drastically differ across browsers and devices. This is essential information for anyone designing forms on the modern web.


Presentation: The secret life of inputs

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