How Different Versions of Layout and Complexity of Web Forms Affect Users After They Start It? A Pilot Experience
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This paper presents a research work that analyzes the effect of redirecting users between two different versions of a web form after they have started the questionnaire. In this case, we used a web form proposed by the Spanish Observatory for Employability and Employment (OEEU) that is designed to gather information from Spanish graduates. These two versions are different as follows: one of them is very simple and the other one includes several changes that appeared in the literature related to users’ trust, usability/user experience and layout design. To test the effect of redirecting users between both versions of the web form, we used a group of users that already have started the questionnaire and redirect them to the other version; this is, we changed the web form version they use to the other version and measure how this change affects them. This experiment has shown some promising results, which lead to enhance and extend the experience to bigger populations and other kind of changes in the user interfaces.
KeywordsHuman-computer interaction HCI Web forms Online questionnaire User experience Performance
The research leading to these results has received funding from “la Caixa” Foundation. The author Juan Cruz-Benito would like to thank the European Social Fund and the Consejería de Educación of the Junta de Castilla y León (Spain) for funding his predoctoral fellow contract. This research has been cofounded by the University of Salamanca through the program of financial aid for the predoctoral contract of José Carlos Sánchez-Prieto (Programa III: Ayudas para contratos Predoctorales) cofounded by Banco Santander. This work has been partially funded by the Spanish Government Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness throughout the DEFINES project (Ref. TIN2016-80172-R).
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