Forcing function is commonly cited in human factors case studies as recommendations for error-prevention in health and safety contexts. It means forcing users to do something in a certain way in order to proceed on a journey. Looking at forcing function techniques can support error prevention as opposed to error recovery.
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UX Design: Four ways to display error messages
A typical interaction with websites involves filling in forms. When shopping online, for example, you must enter card details, delivery address and other personal information which generate error messages. In this article, we look at how to improve the UX design of your forms.