Highlights in form design:

‘smart forms’

This is just a sample of the digital forms. I can show the wide range of work face-to-face when we are talking to each other.

Let's make an appointment with a cup of coffee and see what we can do for each other.

Visioned. De formulierenarchitect. Een goed formulier heeft geen toelichting nodig.

This is just a sample of the digital forms. I can show the wide range of work face-to-face when we are talking to each other.

Let’s make an appointment with a cup of coffee and see what we can do for each other.

Undisputed the forms specialist

Design smart forms

Phone: +31 6 22042639

Undisputed?

Absolutely sure. My customers have said this.

All-round senior UX designer and forms architect with more than 15 years of experience in various domains and 
platforms. 56 years old but young at heart and a strong personality. Married to Judith, my support and refuge. I am sporty, I like running, walking, swimming and squash.

As a forms architect Ed Boon makes a usality design for forms on the internet as well as on paper. That’s not just something you will do in a finger-click but need design thinking.

User experiences

Everyone has from time to time the experience when filling a form and got an error at the end of the form while submitting the sent button e.g. because of some required fields, are not filled in. That is annoying, knows Ed. Forms must be intuïtive and don’t need an explanation. 

Personal characteristics

Core values

  • responsible and approachable
  • openness
  • customer oriented
  • collaborate
  • thinking along and improving the process
  • think in form and structure – I recognize both the large connection and the internal coherence of issues
  • get the best out of yourself and your company and in addition I am
  • pro-active
  • have persuasiveness
  • good organizational skills and organizational sensitivity. I can quickly empathize with the organization of the company I work for.

Recent work

Smart forms

Please contact me for a meet up and I will show you my work.

Take a look at my portfolio and keep yourself inspired because a smart form will make a website smaller as well.

I have made a variety of printed matter in the past. That much. I’m just proud that I’m going to put it in a new jacket. My SVG interactivity project is going to help with that. Soon in this theater.

You see more and more digital printing. A few times a year I make a digital magazine for the Klokhuis Foundation. This can be a digital PDF, but also an ePub in fixed or flexible format. An ePub format has already been tested in November 2015, but the donors of the Klokhuis Foundation are not yet skilled in using an ePub, so for the time being this is still a digital, interactive pdf. Possibly attention will be paid in the future.

The great thing about digital publications is that you can combine this with an application where the output can be created custom-made.

I work on innovations on a daily basis, looking at how things can be done even better for the customer. That is fun and gives a lot of positive energy.

I am currently working on a project to bring more interactivity to SVG. Soon you can watch the video here.

Another passion is combining different means of communication, for example importing xml from a pdf in for example FileMaker Pro or Excel.

How I became a forms designer

Just a short impression about my carreer.

 
Portfoliowall Visioned

I started my career at PTT in 1980 as a purchasing assistant measuring equipment where I was only a user of various forms and mainly worked with punching concept forms so that data could be processed in the IBM 360 Mainframe.

From 1982 – 1983 for the first time among the weapons at the Royal Netherlands Air Force tinkered with the design of forms on the police administration. Here I worked with the dimub registration form, also a kind of punching concept. Computerless working, how could that have been possible, you would think now.

From 1983 to 1992 for PTT Central Management, PTT Telecom and PTT Post Business service purchasing takes care of printed forms, business cards, corporate identity projects. Worked on the PTT Business Style in 1983. In this period, for example, all requests for business cards still had to be processed with the Olympia electronic typewriter on a self-writing form from which it went to the printer. All corporate style data also had to be processed in an IBM Mainframe computer.

My first digital steps were in the period 1983 – 1992 where I started trying something out with computers and software:

MSA (ERP) software, Commodore 64, Synclair ZX Spectrum, Apple Classic, Apple Performa, (still in use). Apple Quadra 650, (a great Vintage Mac) Writing programs in dBase IV, Lotus 123, creating forms with Wordperfect, Word and Excel (see below).

IBM_3270_PC

From 1992 – 2006 Professional form designer employed by Postkantoren BV and from 1 May 2006 fully independent entrepreneur like Vision@dd.

1992-1998 The first websites (old school) with of course forms in ASP and built with Coffeecup software.

In 1998 during and after the training at the Media college in Rotterdam, worked with the Apple Performa 475

Rebranding logo

Logo in gebruik van 2006 t/m 2017
Visioned. De formulierenarchitect. Een goed formulier heeft geen toelichting nodig.

In 2018 I adjusted my logo a little. Left the logo for 2018 and right the rebranding.

Below is a brief explanation of the rebranding.

Partly because I sometimes got the question how the name is pronounced, I have clarified it a bit. The name as a website has actually been ‘Visioned’ for many years and it will stay that way. The at sign is the same as the name Ed and represents the digital side of the case. Furthermore, the italic is now out and the ‘d’ has been replaced by two ‘ds’. The at sign with the two d’s stands for the added value of my work: Thinking along, just a little bit more and running a little faster than others.

From 2006 to 2019 after 13 years still going strong

A range of websites built (from html, small development tools like Coffeecup, Logivert ‘Mijn Webwinkel’ growed via Joomla to professionalizing until building websites in WordPress, Drupal, .Net, SharePoint and building apps (Angular, Xamarin, Mendix, Vue.js) I build smart digital forms whicj are the input for your company  en if desired I develop the solution, whick suits your company.

Skills

Smart forms design
Adobe LiveCycle forms 100%
Static form design
Adobe Acrobast 100%
Website design
Website ontwerp html 5 / css 96%
Scripting
Javascript 90%
PHP
PHP front end (not hardcore development) 90%
.Net
Develop in Visual Studio, Azure, Razor, MVC, Xamarin 70%
Angular 2+
Develop websites in Angular 2+ (pre 5) 40%
Vue.js
Develop in Vue.js 40%
Applicaties in FileMaker Pro
Develop applications in FileMaker Pro, connect xml form data, consolidate and analyse data 90%
XML / XSLT data structuren
XML and XSLT have hardly any secrets for me. 100%

Methods, technics and tools

Standard user interface design methoden en -technieken zoals taakanalyse, heuristische analyse, prototyping, persona’s, scenario’s, bruikbaarheidstesten en use cases. 

  • Brainstormtechnics
  • Prototyping
  • Visual design
  • Help editors
  • Document management technics, ITIL
  • Procesmanagement, Agile, Scrum en Prince2
  • Webserver technics, MySQL, SQL server, IIS webserver

How do I prepare?

To make a project succeed, I take the following 7 steps and work this out, preferably in the Agile / Scrum method. The advantage of this method is that you can publish a model approved by the customer in the live environment. The product then meets the basic requirements of the customer.

Step 1. Procesanalyse

  • Analyze business processes
  • Preparation of specifications of content management systems
  • Analyze the organization and infrastructure of the client
  • Suggesting solutions (proactive)
  • Giving strategic advice
  • Giving presentations to customers
  • Facilitate workshops
  • Offer substantive sparring
  • Information technology
  • Devising technical concepts

Step 2. Information design

  • Analyze tasks and information needs of intended user group (s)
  • Analyzing the organization and infrastructure of the client
  • Identify the information required to meet information needs
  • Determine the method (s) on which information is offered in the application
  • Structure (s) designs in which the information is offered
  • Devising and designing adequate access mechanisms (navigation, search, classification)
  • Determine facilities for user feedback and contributions
  • Specifying the information dimension for application development
  • Select management and publication tools

Step 3. Visual design

  • Analyze customer demand
  • Applying corporate identity within new media
  • Designing design concepts
  • Create sketch design in Sketch, Photoshop or other tool
  • Designing layout and formatting documents
    Development of icons, animations and other illustrations
  • Preparation of standards and guidelines
  • Presenting design on location or online

Step 4. Define technical design

  • Making technical design
  • Developing (web) software components
  • Design in the appropriate software
    Developing plugins
  • Ensure a good output of data, for example xml data, and ensure seamless integration into the customer’s backend software

Which tools do I use?

Forms design

For building smart forms I usually use Adobe LiveCycle, Microsoft InfoPath, Nintex forms, Xamarin Forms or if it concerns website forms the Coffeecup Forms designer App for html5 forms. For websites in WordPress I use ContactForm. I create static forms with Adobe InDesign and Adobe Acrobat.

Experiences with Adobe LiveCycle

By working with Adobe Livecycle you create smart forms that leave no empty space that does not have to be printed. This saves a lot of paper and therefore saves the environment.

Experience since 2003 with one of the first version of Adobe Designer. Currently I work with Adobe Live Cycle designer and create smarter forms within the possibilities of Adobe Live Cycle Designer with export to XML, digital signing and connection with other applications.

My clients are banks and insurance companies and small SMEs and non-profit organizations.

Where appropriate, I provide advice for use within the Adobe Live Cycle Server environment.

Experiences with Microsoft InfoPath

My experiences with InfoPath date back to 2003 and mainly consist of the development of an architecture model in accordance with the client’s requirements. This results in a functional design and Front-end design which, after approval by the client, is elaborated into a technical design. This technical design is configured complete with desired functionalities such as workflows and rules.

In addition, experience with SharePoint Designer 2003, 2007, 2010 and 2013 as well as configuring the relevant SharePoints for InfoPath.

Also applies here:

I translate wishes from business to IT by listening carefully to customers, I create a well thought-out workflow that is entirely in line with an efficient process.

Step 5. Testing, testing and testing again

  • Testing of applications (system and integrationtests)
  • UAT tests by different stakeholders
  • Receive and process feedback
  • Proces defects, evaluate the process and discuss the wishlist with the customer for the next sprint.

Step 6. Delivery

  • Publish document in live environment
  • Deliver the customer documentation.
  • Just a step faster to deliver the product.

Applications development

If there is a question of linking the back-end with data from a form, I ensure that this happens seamlessly. If desired, I build an interface or application around it so that the data can be processed further. Examples of such an application can be: FileMaker Pro, Excel PowerPivot or PowerBI, but the data can also be further processed with tools such as Tableau software. Below I share my experiences with FileMaker Pro.

Experiences with FileMaker Pro

My experiences with Filemaker Pro go back to Filemaker Pro 3 when I worked with Filemaker during my payroll period to set up a production tool for generating opening hours communication (posters and leaflet) for Postkantoren BV. In addition, I have developed a tool for managing forms (inventory management, downloading forms and purchasing tool. In addition, I have used Filemaker Pro for order administration, time registration and many other purposes.
The tool was developed on Apple and was shared with users via a Windows environment with links to SharePoint.
In 2006 I (after being a part-time entrepreneur for 5 years) became a fully independent entrepreneur and still use Filemaker Pro. I also continue to develop in Filemaker Pro, still use Filemaker Pro for order administration, e-mail archive and the like.
I also used the same form tool for a form project at UMC Utrecht.
For a project for the Tax Authorities I made a tool for registering test findings and I made a UUID generator for linking to XML messages for message traffic at the Tax Authorities.
For traveler organization Rover I used Filemaker Pro for reading in complaints (mysql database) of travelers on public transport which is then used in consultation with carriers.

Step 7. After care and education

  • Provide support with custom systems
  • Training or instruction for customers and / or end users
  • 1 month of FREE support after delivery.
  • I’m just going one step further for the best result

Happy client

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Knowledge improvement

During my career I have qualified in the things that I enjoyed. I am a world improver and self-taught, where I quickly master the stop. During this period I learned the following techniques and put them into practice.

  • 2018 Vue.js. via Udemy.com
  • 2017 Angular 5 via Udemy.com
  • 2016 Xamarin | self education
  • 2012/2013 responsive design / html 5 | self education
  • 2012 Asp.net MVC 3 platform | self education
  • 2010-2011 Prince 2 | self education and exam training
  • 2010-2011 Jquery, C# en mobiele apps | self education 2003 Certified pdf | EmDay, Nijmegen
  • 2003 Masterclass Web- and color management| EmDay, Nijmegen
  • 1999-heden Adobe Creative Suite Design Premium, CS2, 3 en 4 InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, Acrobat en Dreamweaver | self education
  • 1997-1999 New Media Design | Media college Rotterdam
  • 1994 Quark Xpress advanced | Grafisch Lyceum Rotterdam
  • 1993 Quark Xpress base | Grafisch Lyceum Rotterdam
  • 1982 Technical English | LOI

My language level (in word and writing)

  • Dutch speak and write excellent, it’s my native language.
  • Engels speak and write excellent
  • Duits speak and write excellent (thanks to the German teacher in high school)
  • Frans speak and write Fair to good
  • Spaans sspeak and write Fair to good

Previous education (for those who want to know)

After high school at the age of 17, I started working at PTT as an assistant purchaser of measuring equipment and since then I have done all kinds of training in the evenings.
  • 1997-1999 HBO New Media Design
    Media college Rotterdam
  • 1988 | Moderne Bedrijfsadministratie
    School community for day and evening education
  • 1987 | PD Boekhouden
    School community for day and evening education
  • 1980-1985 | Havo 5
    Tinbergen college Den Haag
  • 1976-1980 Mavo IV
    Beatrijs Mavo Den Haag

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