What is the latest UX research around prompting a user for their title e.g. Mr, Mrs, Ms, Dr, ....?
Some clear advantages and disadvantages are:
- A certain subset of users will feel they have been considered in terms of their title e.g. a doctor, or a judge... and this will reflect well on the website and the business.
- May give the website/business an impression of professionalism and formal nature (some businesses may want this)
- The speed of the sign up journey will be compromised because the list of all the different titles is very long.
- Increased cognitive burden could lead to decrease in the number of users signing up
It would be good to get a community census on this topic so I would be grateful if you could add to the list of advantages and disadvantages in your answers.