Skeptical as well. I really doubt the one on the right is more engaging, it looks overwhelming. The labels and CTA are smaller, and it's not clear where you should click to focus on the inputs for the average user IMHO.
I'm skeptical that this is faster than top-aligned labels, he claims that there's just one fixation but there's not proof of it at all, even more... it may not be clear for the user how to click the input field.
I recall a post on reddit claiming that unless uxmovement cites research, the article is all based on observation by the writers.
TIL we're all skeptics.
I'm skeptical too. I need some testing results or im not really convinced of use that method.
It would be extremely interesting to see an experiment with different form types. Most of us are not going to change the way we design forms because someone tells us it's better, nor should we. There needs to be some data and testing to back this up. I'm surprised that a website focused on UX would not have done any testing to support this. There isn't even an anecdotal evidence in the article. It seems like mostly assumptions made by the author, with the conclusion being that this is definitely better. Disappointing.
Is there actual data behind the claims here? I didn’t see any relevant links or citations in the article, and I’m firmly with the sceptics here until data tells me my instincts are wrong.
His infield top aligned examples look like a tax form. He might think it's easier to scan, but I have the instant feeling like I'm submitting to the IRS. No thanks.
Seems that they used raw speculation and their own experiences as sources for this. Don't tell me what a better user flow is unless you've tested it with real users.
Same as others wrote alredy, I am not convinced by this article alone. Was this actually tested?