Highlight all incorrect form fields.
Benefits of conformance
- Increased error recovery rate.
- Increased trust.
Risks of non-conformance
- Increased cognitive load to locate fields with errors.
An obvious change in visual appearance of the incorrect form element must take place. The stronger the visual change the stronger the usability of the application.
Correct implementation: The incorrect form fields have been highlighted using an exclamation point icon.
Incorrect implementation: Even though the errors have been summarised above the form, no visual clue has been given near the incorrect form fields.