What is the best way to enter the date of birth in mobile forms? Here are four options to consider.

Illustration of form fields.
Illustration of form fields.

In one of my recent projects, I’ve been designing the registration form for an iOS app. Form design is a classic UI challenge — One can spend a day designing a registration form, spend the rest of the week honing it, and the rest of the year optimising it once it’s live. Form design is notoriously known for being filled with pitfalls, and in mobile forms, it gets even trickier.

A simple text input field isn’t much of a cumber, but the birth date input forced me to think carefully before settling on something. …


Martin Sandström

Designing digital interfaces. Kitesurfer. Travels a lot. https://martinsandstrom.com

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