Form Feedback on the Web: A Comparison of Popup Alerts and In-Form Error Messages
The literature on form feedback mostly focuses on in-form error messages, yet popup alert messages are still prevalent on the web. This study, therefore, set out to identify the differences between popup alerts and in-form messages. A study involving n = 100 participants was designed. The results show only a small significant difference between popup alerts and in-form messages in terms of task completion time. Subjective evaluations of the two methods did not reveal any significant preference for either method.
Hofseth, Knut Åge
Haga, Lars Kristian
Sandnes, Frode Eika