Contact form can have many fields but the minimum required fields are name, email and text field (message box). Name and email are usually located above message box. To simplify and make smaller in size my contact form I removed name field and moved email field under the message box. I think if person wants he/she can write a name in a message box like "Hello,. my name is..."
My main reasons for doing this were: it looks better, contact from takes less space and it has less cognitive load as there are less fields to be filled.
Am I right, did it reduce cognitive load?
Here is an example of a complex design from ivomynttinen.com where it's kind of a template that client has to fill. But client can describe all that in a message box in a way that is convenient to him. Options in drop downs menu make it restrictive and clients might not have all the answers yet so I decided to go with contact from as simple as it can be.
As you see on the picture below, my contact form is really simple.
Did my contact form reduced cognitive load and is more user friendly as it appears like it's less to type?