Clearly distinguish the primary action from secondary actions.
Benefits of conformance
- Faster completion times.
Risks of non-conformance
- Increased cognitive load (decision making).
Forms often have two actions:
- Primary – save, submit, continue.
- Secondary – reset, cancel, previous.
Where a form has both primary and secondary actions they need to be clearly distinguished by distance and/or appearance.
Correct implementation: Primary and secondary actions are distinguished by distance and appearance.
Incorrect implementation: Primary and secondary actions are not clearly distinguishable.